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Palghar: IAS officer, his deputy arrested in bribery case

PTI
Published : Apr 16, 2017, 8:55 am IST
Updated : Apr 16, 2017, 8:55 am IST

Milind B Gawade, an IAS officer currently working as Additional Tribal Commissioner, had demanded bribe from 12 employees of ashram shalas.

The employees had been recently promoted as superintendents, and Gawade allegedly threatened to demote them if they did not pay him Rs one lakh each, the ACB said.
 The employees had been recently promoted as superintendents, and Gawade allegedly threatened to demote them if they did not pay him Rs one lakh each, the ACB said.

Palghar (Mah): The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) at Palghar in Maharashtra on Saturday arrested an IAS officer and his deputy for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 12 lakh.

The ACB said Milind B Gawade (54), an IAS officer currently working as Additional Tribal Commissioner, had demanded bribe from 12 employees of state-run ashram shalas (residential schools for tribal children).

The employees had been recently promoted as superintendents, and Gawade allegedly threatened to demote them if they did not pay him Rs one lakh each, the ACB said.

After receiving a complaint, the investigative body laid a trap and caught deputy tribal commissioner Kiran Sukhlal Mali (39) red-handed this evening while he was accepting money on Gawade's behalf.

Both Mali and Gawade were later arrested.

Tags: arrested, ias officer, arrested two men, anti corruption bureau
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