Maharashtra: Police top corruption chart

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Mumbai, Sep 20: The Maharashtra police have topped the corruption chart in the state in the first half of 2009 with 53 cases filed against them.

The police department has been followed by employees from the revenue department and the State Electricity Board in corruption cases.

Sources said that the figures available with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) till Jun end, 66 policemen were caught red-handed by the ACB while accepting bribe.

46 revenue department employees and their six associates were caught in 41 traps laid by the ACB. While 18 employees of Maharshtra State Electricity Board and one mediator were arrested in 15 bribery cases.

In 2008, 119 policemen were held in 93 cases against them in 2008, followed by employees from the revenue department and civic bodies.

"We are doing our best to eradicate corruption. We are taking serious note of complaints and laying traps to nab corrupt employees," additional police commissioner Niket Kaushik said.

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