Five lieutenants of corporator nabbed in bribery case

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Mumbai, Apr 1 (UNI) The officials of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) today arrested five lieutenants of a corporator while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 80,000 from a private contractor at Malvani in Malad to allow him to undertake illegal construction in the area.

ACB sources said here that the corporator of the area, Aslam Shaikh, had allegedly demanded Rs two lakh from one Suresh Jadhav, who was engaged in doing private construction in the area.

Mr Jadhav agreed to pay the amount in instalments and simultaneously lodged a complaint with ACB office at Worli. At about 1500 hrs, one Yeshwant Mane, Shaikh's lieutenant, came to collect first instalment of Rs 80,000 in an autorickshaw. He was immediately nabbed by the ACB sleuths.

Following his arrest, they arrested Chandrakant Pandurang Munkshun, Jyotikumar Nanasaheb, Bhushan Mane and Mohammed Arif. Aslam Shaikh is absconding, sources said.

The accused will be produced in special ACB court tomorrow for remand, they added.


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