What we call a shameful incident,Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Nagpur, on Monday, arrested Assistant Commissioner Textile Yogesh Bakre in connection with a bribery case in which a Personal Assistant (PA) to the Commissioner of Textile was arrested on November 11 for demanding bribe. As per information, the accused had demanded bribe of Rs 5 lakh from the complainant for releasing bills pending with the department.
ACB stated that Bakre (44) and PA Nitin Verma had demanded bribe of Rs five lakh to the complainant, a resident of Plot No 40, New Dhnyaneshwar Nagar, Manewada Road. Complainant owns a private security company. He had deployed eight security guards at Vinkar Co-operative Spinning Mill which comes under the Department of Cooperative Marketing and Textile. The complainant had received a cheque of Rs 34.55 lakh for the service period of October 2015 to March 2019. However, the bill of Rs 9.46 lakh for the service period of December 2019 to August 2020 was pending with the department. The complainant then approached the office of Commissioner of Textile at Civil Lines to sanction the bill. When he met Nitin Suresh Verma, PA to Commissioner of Textile and Assistant Commissioner Bakre, they allegedly demanded Rs seven lakh bribe to sanction the bill. The complainant then approached ACB Nagpur and lodged a complaint against PA Verma. After negotiations, PA Verma fixed the deal at Rs five lakh. After confirmation of the demand, the ACB officials laid a trap and arrested PA Verma when he demanded a bribe of Rs five lakh to complainant. ACB team produced Bakre in court and obtained his PCR till January 27.