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Additional Collector arrested for accepting Rs 5 lakh bribe

Beed (Mah): The Additional Collector of Beed district in Maharashtra was Saturday arrested for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh, a senior state Anti-Corruption Bureau official said.

Beed Additional Collector B M Kamble

Additional Collector B M Kamble was heading an inquiry into foodgrain warehouses in the district and he allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a person who was being probed in this connection, the official said.

The complainant negotiated with Kamble and the two agreed on a bribe amount of Rs 5 lakh, the ACB official said.

“The complainant then approached the ACB on January 31. We laid a trap and caught Kamble and his middleman, senior clerk Mahadev Mahakude of the Public Distribution Scheme department, when they accepted Rs 5 lakh at Kamble’s residence here on Saturday,” he said.

A case has been registered with the Shivaji Nagar police station in the district and ACB teams are carrying out searches here as well as in Aurangabad and Nanded districts as part of the probe, he said.


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