Published On : Tue, Apr 16th, 2019

ACB nabs two ASIs taking bribe in Ramtek


Nagpur: The sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday caught two Assistant Sub-inspectors (ASIs) red-handed accepting bribe of Rs 25,000 from a tractor owner for allowing him to carry sand in his vehicle.

Both the officers were posted at the Sub-Divisional Police Officer’s office, Ramtek, it is reported. The names of the officers were given as Harish Bamnote (56) and Raju Awje (52).

A resident of Mansar, Sitaram Nimbone used to transport sand excavated from Sur river sand ghat in his tractor-trolley. Like Nimbone, others were also engaged in the same business as the sand ghat auction process was delayed. Nimbone was earlier booked in sand smuggling case.

After his tractor and trolley were released by the police, ASI Bamnote and ASI Awaje contacted Nimbone and called him near the Office of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP), Ramtek. They demanded Rs 32,500 for 13 trips of sand, which he transported in his vehicle.

After negotiations, the deal was finalized for Rs 25,000. Nimbone then lodged a complaint with ACB officers. The ACB officials laid a trap and caught ASI Bamnote and ASI Awaje red-handed while accepting cash from Nimbone.

An offence under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been against ASI Bamnote and ASI Awaje at Ramtek police station. The trap was laid by Dy SP Shankar Shelke and his team under the Superintendent of Police (SP) Shrikant Dhiwre and Additional SP Rajesh Duddhalwar.