Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Monday arrested a clerk at the Sewri sessions court for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000.
According to reports, the litigant in a cheque bouncing case had sought a copy of the order after it was passed by the court.
Even though the demand was legitimate, Jayesh Vinayak Adangale (33), a summons department clerk in Sewri court, demanded Rs 2,000 from the man to provide him with the order copy.
Knowing that the clerk was in the wrong, the litigant filed a written complaint with the ACB.
ACB officials then conducted a preliminary inquiry to check the authenticity of the complaint, and upon finding merit, laid a trap to catch Adangale.
The public servant was apprehended by plain-clothed ACB officials while accepting the Rs 2,000 bribe in the court premises and subsequently placed under arrest.
He will be produced in court on Tuesday for remand.Back to latest news