ACB arrests 2 BMC engineers for demanding bribe from hotelier

ACB arrests 2 BMC engineers for demanding bribe from hotelier
At least 5 civic engineers, including Khan and Kuchekar, have been booked for bribery by ACB in the last 3 months alone (Representational Image, Courtesy: Manorama Online)

The Mumbai unit of the Anti-Corruption Bureau has arrested two Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) engineers for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a hotelier.

According to officials, the engineers were identified as Sajid Hamid Khan (38) and Dayanand Kuchekar (28). Both were associated with the BMC’s N-Ward.

A case in the matter has been registered and further investigation is underway.

The incident comes two months after a sub-engineer from BMC’s K-Ward was arrested for accepting a Rs 2 lakh bribe from a Jogeshwari resident for ignoring illegal alterations done to his flat.

Kiran Patil (38) was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe, following which he was placed under arrest.

Two weeks before, in July, two engineers from the civic body’s K-West Ward were booked for demanding Rs 3 lakh bribe from an employee of a salon in Andheri to turn a blind eye to unauthorised construction on the premises.

Junior engineer Amol Singh Jadhav (29) and sub-engineer Anand Ramesh Nerurkar (36) were booked by ACB after the employee of Deepak Salon shared records of his conversations with the officials.

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