MUMBAI : Mohan Desale, Education Officer of the Zilla Parishad,Palghar has been arrested by the Anti Corruption Bureau(ACB) Palghar for accepting Rs 1 lakh bribe as first instalment from a ZP teacher for being reinstated into service. Despite the HC ordering the victim to be reinstated into service in November 2018,Desale was still demanding the bribe. The bribe money was kept in the dikky of the official's car and as the accused came to collect the same he was arrested by the ACB,who lay in wait.
Desale had earlier demanded Rs 3 lakh from the victim and later negotiated to Rs 2 lakh said Ajay Aphale,DySP,ACB,Palghar. The victim contacted us and we laid a trap after verifying the same. Desale was caught redhanded while accepting Rs 1 lakh as the first instalment from the victim on Monday evening.
We have arrested Desale under the Prevention of Corruption Act and will be produced before the Palghar court on Tuesday,said Aphale.