Office of ZP superintendent, clerk caught taking bribe

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 29 March 2018

Pune: Sleuths from Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Pune, on Thursday arrested the superintendent of an education department of Pune Zilla Parishad and a clerk for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000. They had demanded Rs 1.5 lakh for releasing bills to a school for students under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. 

An FIR has been registered against office superintendent Shilpa Menon (45) and clerk Mahadev Machhindra Sarukh (47), with Sangvi police station. They were caught taking the bribe at New English School, Sangvi. 

Pune: Sleuths from Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Pune, on Thursday arrested the superintendent of an education department of Pune Zilla Parishad and a clerk for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000. They had demanded Rs 1.5 lakh for releasing bills to a school for students under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. 

An FIR has been registered against office superintendent Shilpa Menon (45) and clerk Mahadev Machhindra Sarukh (47), with Sangvi police station. They were caught taking the bribe at New English School, Sangvi. 

According to ACB, the school had admitted students under the RTE for which they get a grant from the government. However, to release the bills the accused were demanding a bribe. The school officials lodged a complaint with ACB. 

The duo was arrested after they were taking the first instalment of Rs 50,000. 

Now, a case has been registered against them for offences under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. 
 

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