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Two held in two days by ACB for demanding bribe

Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 5:25am IST | Agency: dna

ACB laid two traps in the last two days. In the first, a BEST inspector was arrested for demanding bribe from a Dadar resident for transferring his residential electricity meter into a commercial one. In the second, a person was arrested for demanding Rs25 lakh from a cooperative bank official to settle a case registered against the bank.

In the first case, complainant is a businessman, who has been working from his residence in Dadar for the past one year. According to the ACB, a BEST senior inquiry inspector Dilip Jadhav, from G-North ward had visited the businessman's residence for inspection of electricity meter and allegedly demanded Rs30,000 for running his business from a residential premises and not using a commercial electricity meter.

"Jadhav threatened to penalise him and also assured to help him in getting a commercial meter. The amount was settled at Rs20,000. The victim then lodged a complaint with the ACB. On Wednesday, ACB laid a trap and Jadhav was caught red-handed, accepting the first installment of Rs10,000 at Khodadad Circle in Dadar," said an ACB official.

In the second case, the ACB officials on Tuesday arrested one Prakash Deshmukh for allegedly demanding Rs25 lakh from the complainant, who is a president of a cooperative bank in Mumbai. "Deshmukh demanded money to settle a criminal case filed against the complainant's bank with the police," said an officer.

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