Nagpur: In a big catch, sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Nagpur Range, on Monday trapped Dean of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (Mayo Hospital) Dr Meenakshi Induprakash Gajbhiye (Wahane) red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs 15,000 from a complainant for clearing his bills. The ACB team also nabbed a private man, Vijay Uditnarayan Mishra who runs Mess in NRH Hostel.
According to ACB, the complainant is medicine dealer and runs a shop in the city. In July, 2015, the Dean had floated tenders for supply of drugs to IGGMCH. Since the tender rates of the complainant were minimum, he was awarded the contract to supply medicines. Subsequently, he supplied drugs to IGGMCH during Winter Session in December 2016 and submitted a bill of Rs 2,94,660 to the Dean’s office for approval on 28.12.2016. When the complainant met the Dean Dr Meenakshi Induprakash Gajbhiye (Wahane) for enquiring about his bill, she demanded a bribe of Rs 15,000 from him for sanctioning the said bill.
Taken aback by the bribe demand, he approached the ACB office and lodged complaint in this connection on 10.1.2017.
Acting on the complaint, a joint team of ACB Nagpur and Gondia laid a trap at IGGMCH on Monday (January 16). During the trap, the accused Dean accepted bribe of Rs 15,000 through another accused Vijay Uditnarayan Mishra (44), who runs a mess in NRH Hostel. After trapping the accused red-handed, the ACB registered a case with Tehsil police under sections 7, 12, 13 (1)(D) of the IPC read with Sub-Section 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act.