Published On: Wed, Oct 16th, 2019

Maha: Two MSEB employees held for taking bribe

Thane: Two employees of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) have been arrested in Thane for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a person for saving his relative in a power theft case, the ACB said on Wednesday.

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MSEB’s assistant engineer Mohammad J Siddiqui (27) allegedly demanded the money recently from the man for not registering an offence against his mother-in-law in connection with power theft and also not recovering the penalty, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said.

The man approached the ACB which a laid a trap and caught MSEB’s technician Vilas Kamble (46) red-handed on Tuesday while accepting Rs 30,000 on behalf of Siddiqui, it said in a release.

Siddiqui was also subsequently arrested and both the accused were booked under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, it added.


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