The ACB laid a trap and arrested the two accused.
Mumbai: The Thane unit of the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested two bureaucrats of the tribal development department for allegedly demanding bribe of Rs 12 lakh from 12 wardens of a ashram shala run by the state government.
Milind Gawade, a 2008 batch Indian Administration Service (IAS) officer and additional commissioner for tribal development department and Kiran Mali, deputy commissioner of tribal development department were arrested by the ACB on Saturday.
The ACB laid a trap and arrested the accused after receiving complainant from one of the total 12 victims.
Sangramsingh Nishandar, superintendent of police, ACB said, “The 12 victims were wardens in the ashram shala and were threatened by the accused that if they fail to pay bribe of Rs 1 lakh per worker he would demote them.”
Mr Nishandar, further, added, “We have arrested both the accused for now and filed a First Information Report (FIR) against under section 7 and 13 of the Anti Corruption Act.”
The ACB said, additional sum of Rs 12 lakh was found from the office desk of Mali.