The Pune division of the state anti-corruption bureau (ACB) has created a record of sorts by registering 100 bribery cases between January 1 and November 12. The 100th case was registered at the ACB’s Sangli branch on Tuesday.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Rajendra Galande, assistant commissioner of police, ACB, said 143 government officials and other people were arrested during the period and bribe money to the tune of Rs 17,64,346 lakh was seized in these cases.
Galande said ACB officials from Sangli arrested Sunil alias Appa Chavan, a clerk, and one Vaibhav Kokate while accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 for issuing a caste certificate. He said the duo had demanded the amount from Shankar Patankar of Sangli for issuing the certificate, but after negotiations, reduced the bribe money to Rs 30,000. The suspects were arrested under the guidance of Sarang Awad, superintendent of police, ACB.
The ACB covers Pune, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Solapur districts.
The ACB has appealed to people to register complaints against officials demanding bribe. The ACB officials can be contacted on 26122134, 26128891 and 26132802.
This article originally appeared on indiatimes