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BMC water department inspector arrested for accepting bribe

Posted on Nov 11, 03:59PM | UNI

Water Department Inspector of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and a private person were arrested by anti-corruption bureau (ACB), while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a complainant for favouring him in water reading meters.

ACB sources said here today the complainant is a hotelier by profession and having a seven storeyed building at Varsova at Andheri, some of the flats of the building were given on leave and license basis.

Complainant had approached water department of 'K' ward of BMC,however, water meter reading inspector and accused Ramesh Namdev Parshivanikar was not in office. He later contacted him on phone. Mr Parshivanikar had directed him to meet one Mr Jadhav in the office, who showed files of complainant and told him that water charges were recovered on residential basis instead of commercial basis. So, he had to pay backlog of between Rs two lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh.

Parshivanikar demaded Rs 50,000 as bribe for not taking any action against him. He had agreed to pay the amount and simultaneously he had lodged complaint with ACB office.

ACB slueths laid a trap and arrested Parshivanikar and a private person Chandrashekhar Kashinath Pathak, while accepting bribe of Rs 50,000 at Krishna Chhaya hotel, Khar Road, last evening, sources added.