Thane, November 21 (Language) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested a ward officer of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation for accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a person. ACB officials gave this information on Tuesday.
Officials said the victim wanted his name to be included in the tax receipt of a property owned by him in Panvel area through online mode.
To make it easier, the 36-year-old ward officer allegedly demanded Rs 5,000 from the victim, Thane ACB Superintendent Santosh Patil said in a release.
According to the release, the property owner lodged a complaint with the ACB, following which the ACB laid a trap on Monday and caught the accused red-handed while accepting bribe amount from the complainant.
It said that a case has been registered against the accused under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.