Dahanu civic CEO held for Rs 95000 bribe

Mumbai:The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Thane arrested Vinod Dhavle (51) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dahanu Municipal Council for accepting Rs 95000 cash as bribe from a government contractor as "commission" for clearing pending bills for civic contracts.

  Dhavle demanded the bribe for clearing an outstanding bill and if the bribe was not paid,Dhavle told the victim that future bills for pending civic works will be uncleared. So the victim contacted us and we verified the case on 16 Jan and on 19 Jan we laid a trap and caught him red handed while accepting the Rs 95000 bribe and we arrested him under the Prevention of Corruption Act and will produce him before the ACB Court,Thane on Saturday said an ACB official.