Agent held while giving bribe to MSEDCL engineer

DN Bureau

A man has been arrested here for allegedly offering bribe to an official of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company, the Anti- Corruption Bureau said on Thursday.

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Thane: A man has been arrested here for allegedly offering bribe to an official of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL), the Anti- Corruption Bureau said on Thursday.

Irfan Patel (49) had allegedly offered bribe to an engineer of the MSEDCL for not taking action for alleged power theft against Reshma Residency, a housing complex in Mumbra area.

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There were complaints of power theft against the housing society. Patel allegedly acted as a middleman who `settled' such matters, said Additional Superintendent of Police (ACB) Mukund Hatote.

After the engineer lodged a complaint, the ACB laid a trap and arrested Patel while handing over Rs 30,000 on Wednesday, he said.

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Patel was booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act and further probe was on, the officer added.

Giving or offering bribe to a public servant is an offence under section 8 the Act. (PTI)













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