Aurangabad, Maharashtra, May 9 UNI | 2 months ago

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today arrested the manager of government printing press here while accepting a bribe of Rs 42,000 from an employee.

The manager, Milind Shinde (47), had on March 19, 2013 demanded Rs five lakh as bribe from the complainant to select him for the post of assistant binder in the press, for which, he had got the call letter.

After bargaining, the deal was settled at Rs one lakh. Then, the complainant paid the first installment of Rs 40,000 to him. then, the manager gave the appointment letter to the complainant so he could join the service, sources said.

After the complainant joined the duty, Shinde asked him to pay the remaining amount. Thereupon, he again paid Rs 18,000 to him in September last year.

Then, Shinde threatened him that if he did not pay the balance amount, he would suspend him from the service and asked him to hand over the balance amount to one Kiran Chavan.

Reluctant to pay the bribe amount, the complainant lodged a complaint with ACB at Aurangabad against Shinde.

After verifying the complaint, an ACB team laid a trap at around 1255 hrs near Deogiri Nagari Sahkari Bank located at Mukundwadi area and caught Shinde red-handed while accepting bribe amount through Chavan from complainant.

An offence under Sections 7, 13(1)(D) and 13(2) of the Anti-Corruption Act of 1988 has been registered with the Kranthi chowk police station against him, sources added.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)