Transport contractor in ACB net for offering Rs 25 lakh bribe

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A transport contractor has been arrested for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs 25 lakh to a BJP legislator in Mira-Bhayandar here, Thane ACB officials said today.

Village Development OfficerThe contractor, Radheshyam Khaturia (55) was arrested here last evening, DSP, Thane ACB, Sangram Singh Nishandhar told PTI.

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The accused had tried to bribe Bhayandar MLA Narendra Mehta for getting passed his tender for operating public transport buses in Mira-Bhayander here, he said.

He was caught red handed at Mehta’s office while offering the bribe money, the officer said.

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Khaturia had approached Mehta after his tender was rejected by the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation, ruled by the BJP.

Mehta had filed a complaint with the Thane unit of the ACB, which laid a trap and arrested Khaturia. Also a civic clerk Anand Gabale (38), who allegedly helped the contractor in handing over the sum, was apprehended, the ACB said.

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