Thane, Mar 16 (PTI) An official of the Maharashtra government's planning agency CIDCO was on Thursday allegedly caught red-handed while taking bribe in Navi Mumbai.
The 57-year-old official had demanded Rs 7 lakh for facilitating the grant of a plot to a local resident whose house had been acquired for the upcoming Navi Mumbai airport, an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) release said.
After the house owner approached the Navi Mumbai unit of Thane ACB, a trap was laid and the official was caught while taking the first instalment of Rs 3 lakh from the complainant at his office, it added.
He was arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act and further probe was on, it said. PTI COR KRK KRK