An Anti-Corruption (ACB) team on Thursday arrested an additional executive engineer posted at MSEDCL’s Binaki office for allegedly asking Rs Rs 2,000 bribe from a private company employee. Prashant Maruti Bhajipale is the accused officer (52).
The complainant had applied at the Mehndibagh sub-station to increase the additional load on the Reliance Company’s tower’s power metre. As a result, he approached officer Bhajipale about it. The officer, on the other hand, demanded Rs 2,000 from the complainant in order to complete the work.
The complainant reported the matter to ACB, who confirmed the allegation and laid at trap at the said office at 2 pm on Thursday. The officials caught Bhajipale red handed while he was accepting the bribe. A complaint has been registered against the accused at Pachpaoli police station.