The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested an assistant charity commissioner for taking a bribe of Rs5 lakh. It acted based on a complaint filed by a Pune-based advocate.
According to an ACB officer, the complainant has a farm house in Mawal, Pune. She had filed a complaint with the charity commissioner’s office and the city civil court in Pune, alleging that an organisation had fraudulently registered itself on her property.
“The accused, Anil Himmatrav Shingne, was earlier an assistant charity commissioner in Pune. He allegedly told the complainant that he would give a decision in her favour in return of Rs50 lakh,” the officer said.
Once he was transferred to Mumbai, he told the complainant that he would get her case cleared through the new assistant charity commissioner of Pune. “Following her complaint, we laid a trap in the Worli charity office and caught him,” said additional police commissioner Niket Kaushik.