RTO Clerk and agent caught red-handedly accepting bribe

By Across States News Team| May 26, 20170


In an amazing case, the sleuths of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) red-handedly arrested a senior clerk of the Andheri-based Regional Transport Office and an agent for accepting bribe of Rs 10,000.

For the ACB sleuths, the case came to light when they were informed by the complainant who registered a case with them of his relative that  when he was declared winner of rickshaw permit lottery he had approached the RTO office in Andheri and met senior clerk Rajesh Lokhande, The said Rajesh Lokhande seemed to have demanded a bribe of Rs.3,000/- for each file and Rs.5,000/- for his senior officer. he was demanded bribe of Rs 3000 for each file and Rs 5000 for his senior officer. After comprise, the amount of bribe was fixed at Rs 10,000. The amount to be given for the senior RTO officer was decided to be handed over to RTO agent Popat Awhad.

The ACB officials laid a trap and arrested senior clerk Rajesh Lokhande (39) and agent Popat Awhad (44) while accepting the bribe. The ACB sleuths are further investing the case.

Sanjay M Bhaire

(The author is Editor-In-Chief, Across States)

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