Navi Mumbai: CIDCO official held while taking bribe

NewsDrum Desk
16 Mar 2023

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

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