Nagpur: In a major trap, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Nagpur Unit, on Tuesday nabbed a Sanitary Inspector of Nagpur Municipal Corporation red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs 6000 from three sanitary workers.
The accused Sanjay Laxmanrao Nagrale (53), resident of Chandramani Nagar, Ajni, works as Sanitary Inspector in NMC’s Ward No. 136 (Uday Nagar). In the same ward, Suraj Turkel works as regular sanitary worker while Sidharth Narnavre and Neelkant have been employed as daily-wage sanitary workers. All these three workers were absent from duty since August 15 till September 15. Subsequently, the Sanitary Inspector Nagrale summoned them and warned them that the higher officials would be informed about their absence. Scared of losing their jobs, the three sanitary workers pleaded sparing them from the action. In return, the Sanitary Inspector Nagrale demanded bribe of Rs 2000 each from Suraj Turkel and Sidharth Narnavare and Rs 4000 from Neelkant. According to three workers, Nagrale, in fact, had demanded Rs 8000 bribe from them but had settled for Rs 6000 as compromise deal. But the bribe demand steel pricking their minds, the three workers decided different course of action. Accordingly, Suraj and Sidharth approached ACB on Monday (September 21) and filed a complaint against the corrupt Sanitary Inspector.
The ACB sleuths probed the complaint and come to the conclusion that the Sanitary Inspector had indeed demanded the bribe of Rs 6000. Subsequently, the ACB laid a trap on Tuesday morning and sent Suraj and Sidharth to Nagrale. The moment the Sanitary Inspector pocketed the bribe amount, the waiting ACB sleuths pounced on him and caught him red-handed while accepting the bribe. According Police Inspector (ACB) Shete, the accused Sanitary Inspector Nagrale had demanded bribe of Rs 2000 each from Suraj and Sidharth and Rs 4000 from Neelkant. When ACB sleuths nabbed Nagrale red-handed, the Sanitary Inspector reportedly resisted the action and indulged in dramatics but the reality soon downed on him and he surrendered to the fact, meekly.
An offence was registered against the Sanitary Inspector Sanjay Laxmanrao Nagrale for further course of action.
The successful trap was initiated by ACB Inspector Shete and his team.