The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on May 6 trapped a senior clerk working in the office of Joint Registrar in the Department of Registration and Stamps. According to ACB official Sujan Hemchandra Patil (43), a resident of Mauza Binaki, Plot No. 47, Panchsheel Nagar, Nagpur, lodged a complaint with ACB. The complaint said that Sujan Hemchandra Patil’s father made an agreement regarding a house based on Plot No 89, Panchsheel Nagar, Nagpur.
However, since the owner of the house had not paid stamp duty on the property mentioned in agreement on purchase of the said house, Sujan Hemchandra Patil’s father done the assessment of Stamp Duty and gave an application to the office of Joint Registrar in the Department of Registration and Stamps, Nagpur on 18-01-2012 to complete the registry and sale deed of the purchased house.
After submitting the application, Sujan Hemchandra Patil met Senior Clerk, Ghanshyam Khushalji Gade, working in District Officer’s office, Nagpur District, in Joint Registrar’s office in the Department of Registration and Stamps at Administrative Building No. 2, Civil Lines, Nagpur. However, to the surprise of Sujan, Gade demanded Rs 6000 for submitting the Stamp Duty paid documents in the court of Sixth Senior Civil Judge. But instead of paying the bribe Sujan approached ACB and lodged a complaint against Gade.
The ACB in turn laid a trap at District Officer’s office, Nagpur District, Joint Registrar’s office in the Department of Registration and Stamps at Administrative Building No. 2, Civil Lines, Nagpur and arrested Gade red-handed while accepting Rs 6000 as bribe and lodged a complaint in Sadar Police Station against Gade under Anti-Corruption Act. Similarly, the ACB sleuths raided the residence of Gade near Satyam Theatre in Bhandara.
The action was taken under the guidance ofDCP Nishit Mishra, IPS, Police Superintend, ACB, Additional Police Superintend Sanjay Purandare by Chandrashekhar Bahadure, DySP, Sanjay Thakur, Milind Halmare, Dinesh Adapure, Nilesh Barve, Nitin Vatole all of ACB.