When all people expect teachers to teach a weird case also comes to light when this ‘teach’ is ignored and ‘cheat’ is followed by members of teaching profession. Or else a person of as high a rank as Headmaster would not have asked for bribe of Rs 5,000/ from an assistant teacher, a member of his own profession.
One Arvind Devaji Sapate, 47, headmaster at Gandhi Vidyalaya, Vadoda, tehsil Kamptee, district Nagpur, demanded bribe of Rs 5000/ from Dilipkumar Marotrao Wankhede, assistant teacher for clearing his back wages and implementing rise in his salary. As this assistant teacher was in no mood to pay illegal gratification, he lodged a complaint with Anti Corruption Bureau Nagpur on July 5, 2014.
A trap was laid at the office of Gandhi Vidyalaya, and the headmaster, accused , Arvind Devaji Sapate was caught red handed accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000/ in presence of witnesses. An offence has been lodged against the accused under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 at police station, Mouda, district Nagpur and investigation is underway.
The action was carried out under directions of Vasant Shirbhate, DCP/ police superintendent, Anti Corruption Bureau, Nagpur and Yashwant Matkar, Deputy Police Superintendent and under guidance of Ashok Sakharkar, police inspector by Santosh Pundkar, Subhash Tanodkar, Ajay Yadav, Shekhar Dhok and Uttam Das, all personnel of ACB, Nagpur.
ACB, Nagpur has appealed to all the citizens that if they come across any government staff demanding bribe they should report the matter immediately on following telephone numbers-