Addl commissioner of KDMC caught taking bribe in Thane

Thane: An Additional Municipal Commissioner of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has been arrested red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 8 lakh, officials said today.

“The civic official, Sanjay Gharat was caught while accepting Rs 8 lakh bribe at his office in KDMC headquarters from the complainant in the cases” Superintendent of Police, ACB Thane unit, Sangramsinh Nishandar, said.

“Gharat had demanded Rs 42 lakh from the complainant for not taking action against his unauthorised constructions. After the negotiations, he had settled at Rs 35 lakh,” the officer said.

The complainant approached the ACB and reported the matter. Based on his complaint, a trap was laid in Gharat’s office and he was caught accepting the first instalment of the bribe, Nishandar said.

The KDMC official has been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, the police official said.