Published On : Thu, Jun 19th, 2014

Canal Inspector caught red-handed accepting bribe of Rs 1000


Nagpur News: Greed for money and corruption has landed one more government official in the dragnet of Anti-Corruption Department. A Canal Inspector named Ashok Shambarkar of the Irrigation Department, Wainganga Nagar, Ajni Nagpur arrested red-handed for accepting a bribe of rupees one thousand (Rs 1000) by the personnel of the Anti Corruption Department.
Nitin Kashinath Narad, aged 28 years, a farmer by profession and a social activist, resident of Ward No 1, Pipla (Dak Bungalow) District Saoner, Nagpur. Nitin’s father has a farm land of 13 acres. Whenever there is a flood or the canal near the land overflows, his farm land is flooded. A letter was sent from the Collector’s office asking Nitin’s father to present documents of ownership etc in-order to make him entitled for compensation, or for rehabilitation. However, when Nitin’s father went to the Collector’s office to show his documents, the Canal Inspector, first made him come repeatedly for many days. After that he demanded Rs 1000 for early verification of document and the required certificate.
Irked by this demand after continuously deferring verification and certifying his documents, Nitin father lodged a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Department and finally the trap was laid and the officials of the ACB caught him red handed.
On June 19, 2014 the Canal Inspector Ashok Shambarkar of the Irrigation Department was arrested red-handed from his office at Wainganga Nagar, Ajni Nagpur.
The entire operation was undertaken by Upper Superintendent of Police H R Reddiwar, Sanjay Purandare, PI Ashok Sakharkar, PC Vilas Khanke, Santosh Pundkar, Subhash Tanodkar, Chandreshekhar Dhok and Dinesh Adapure under the guidance and leadership of Superintendent of Police Vasant Shirbhate.