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Posted on Dec 19, 07:30AM | UNI
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today arrested a junior engineer of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant, about 20 km from here.
The engineer, Suhas Varde (34), attached with Waluj office, had yesterday allegedly demanded Rs 20,000 as a bribe for issuing the estimate of new industrial electric meters to an electrical contractor.
The contractor had bagged a contract for installation of new electric meters of M/s Apesha Enterprises located at Wadgaon Kolathi in the district, the sources said.
Reluctant to shell out money, the contactor registered a complaint with ACB against the engineer. Acting on the complaint, a ACB squad laid a trap at Varde's office cabin this afternoon and caught him red-handed while accepting the powdered currency notes from the complainant.
An offence under sections 7, 13(1)(D), 13(2) of Anti-Corruption Act, 1988 has been registered with Waluj police station against the engineer, they added.