Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has nabbed an Assistant Inspector working in RTO (Nagpur Rural) and his middleman red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 400 from a college student on Thursday (Sept 4).
According to ACB, the action was initiated on the basis of a complaint lodged by the college student who wished not to be identified. The student had gone to Regional Transport Office (Nagpur Rural) and had applied for four-wheeler permanent license. However, the “Dalal” (middleman) Rajnish Vikas Gaekwad, seating in a Omni Car in front of RTO, bluntly told the student that for seeking the permanent license he will have to cough up Rs 400 as a bribe. Then only his application will be registered and work will be done. Otherwise he will not be given the license. But the student directly approached the ACB and lodged a complaint in this connection.
Subsequently, acting on the complaint, the ACB sleuths laid a trap at RTO (Nagpur Rural). As soon as the middleman Rajnish Vikas Gaekwad (45), resident of Tekanaka, Nagpur, accepted the bribe amount of Rs 400 in connivance with the Assistant Inspector Suresh Devidas Pawar (32), the ACB sleuths pounced and caught him red-handed while accepting the bribe amount. The Assistant Inspector Suresh Pawar who was hand in glove with the middleman (Dalal) was also caught by ACB sleuths. An offense was registered at Jaripatka Police Station under relevant Sections of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and both the accused, Suresh Pawar and Rajnish Gaekwad, were placed under arrest.
The above action was carried out by Police Inspector Vinod Dighore, Police Inspector Ashok Sakharkar, constables Vilas Khanke, Santosh Pundkar, Ajay Yadav, Chandrashekhar Dhok, Subhash Tanodkar under the directives of Superintendent of Police Prakash Jadhav and Additional Superintendent of Police Ashok Shirbhate.