Maharashtra health department officer, public prosecutor held for graft

The Anti-Corruption Bureau has arrested two government officials in separate incidents while they were allegedly accepting bribe.

Published: 29th June 2017 12:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2017 12:02 PM   |  A+A-

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Thane: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested two government officials in separate incidents here while they were allegedly accepting bribe.

The administrative officer at the health department, Thane zilla parishad Dr Milind Chiddarwar was held yesterday while he was taking Rs 50,000 as bribe from the complainant, who is the medicine production officer in the same department, a press note issued by the Thane ACB last evening, said.

According to the complainant, he was transferred from Thane to Badlapur recently and was given the additional charge of Thane office.

The complainant then approached the administrative officer, requesting him to give him charge of both the offices on a permanent basis.

Chiddarwar then demanded bribe from the complainant for the "favour" done to him by giving him the charge of both Badlapur and Thane offices.

The aggrieved later approached the ACB, following which a trap was laid at the accused's office.

In another incident, assistant public prosecutor (APP) at a court in Vashi, was held by Navi Mumbai unit of ACB, yesterday while he was allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 4,000, the release said.

APP Kedar Giri made the demand from the complainant for not opposing his bail application in the court.

Cases have been registered under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act in both the incidents and further investigations were on.

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