7 October 2020

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Mumbai arrested Suhas Rokde, 35, a private agent at Mulund Tehsildar office and advocate Sandeep Sonawane, 40. A final year law student interning with a lawyer needed a solvency certificate which he has to get from Mulund Tehsildar office. He went to this office and requested a solvency certificate. A bribe demand came up. The student approached the ACB.

ACB laid a trap in which Rokde and Sonawane were caught accepting Rs 10,000.

On Monday, ACB arrested two officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20.000. Subhash Raut, 54 and his associate Waswani Naukudkar, 52, were attached to the BMC.

The complainant approached BMC for approval for renovation of his house. The two officials demanded a bribe of Rs 25,000 to allow the renovation and not take any actions for the illegal construction. The complainant brought this to the notice of ACB, which laid a trap and caught the two officers accepting Rs 20,000 red handed.

The bribe amounts were small but it is a lesson for bribe takers.

Free Press Journal reported.