Nagpur Union of Working Journalist (NUWJ), Tilak Patrakar Bhavan trust (TPBT) and Nagpur Press Club jointly organized a workshop on ‘Functioning of Anti-Corruption Bureau’ on November 13 at Press Club.
Rashmi Nandedkar who is the first woman Superintendent of Police of Anti-Corruption Bureau was the chief guest and speaker at the event and delivered a lecture on how ACB acts upon the received complaint. Additional SP (ACB), Rajesh Duddhalwar and DySP (ACB) Milind Totre, Shirish Borkar, President of NUWJ, Pradip Kumar Maitra, President of TPBT and Nagpur Press Club, Brahmashankar Tripathi, General Secretary of NUWJ and Nagpur Press Club were also present on the dais.
While addressing the workshop Nandedkar urged citizens to contact ACB on toll free number 1064, which is available 24*7. She also expressed concern on 13% conviction rate and a need of special courts to intervene corruption cases.
Nandekar asserted the gathering that â€œTrap, DPA (accumulation of wealth by public servant beyond means) and Criminal Misconduct (abuse of power) are the three main crimes ACB investigates. ACB operates under Prevention of Corruption Act. Bribe is not always considered as in the form of money but any materialistic form and can be considered as a part of a bribe”.
Milind Tote, DySP (ACB) informed about the various circumstances and malpractice of ACB officials which is the key reasons of trap failure. Such officials later face departmental inquiry, he added.
The ACB officials also narrated some trap tricks on how to trap the accused.