Published On : Sat, May 2nd, 2015

ACB actions touch a new high in Maharashtra


The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), in a high, carried out 416 trap actions successfully and registered 19 cases of disproportionate assets/corruption across Maharashtra during the period January 1 to April 30. Compared to last year, 66 more trap actions were successfully carried out marking 19 percent increase.

During the trap actions, property valued at Rs 96,90,933 was seized and in the disproportionate assets cases, property worth Rs 7,31,54,825 was seized. During the period ending April 30, 2015, a total of 538 accused were booked/arrested for corruption including 27 Class I officers, 60 Class II officers, 338 Class III employees, 18 Class IV employees, 22 other public servants and 73 private persons in trap actions. Similarly, in disproportionate assets and other corruption cases, a total of 31 accused were booked/arrested including 12 Class I officers, 2 Class II officers, 3 Class III employees, 1 Class IV employee, 3 other public servants and 10 private persons.

In the current year, action was taken against 133 public servants of Revenue Department, 114 of Home Department, 66 of Rural Development Department, 36 of Urban Development Department, 29 of MSEDCL, 16 of Health Department, 18 of Education Department, 17 of Forest Department, 10 of Cooperation and Marketing Department, and 5 public servants of Irrigation Department.

The ACB initiated action against 97 policemen, 54 talathis, 26 engineers, 18 teachers, 9 doctors, 3 lawyers, 2 Corporators/Mayors, 3 sarpanchs, 3 chaimen/council presidents and 35 woman public servants.

The conviction rate stood at 22 percent which 50 percent more than the last year. A total of 3435 cases of Anti Corruption Bureau are pending various courts of Maharashtra.

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