Aurangabad, Dec 29 (PTI) The director-general of the Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI)and his subordinate were today nabbed for allegedly demanding a bribe from a colleague, officials from the Anti-Corruption Bureau said. Also Read - Coronavirus Travel Guidelines: This State Mandates Week-Long Home Isolation For People Coming From Maharashtra, Kerala, MP, Punjab and Chhattisgarh | Key Points
Deputy Superintendent of Police Varsha Rani Patil said that the accused, identified as Haribhau Kanchan Gosavi and his subordinate Rajendra Baburao Kshirsagar, had demanded Rs 10 lakh from a professor in return for not suspending him in an earlier case and giving back his original documents. Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Timings May be Curtailed, But no Lockdown on Cards Yet: Maharashtra Minister
“The professor approached the ACB and we nabbed the two while accepting Rs 1 lakh as the first instalment of the bribe during a trap laid by the ACB,” Patil added. Also Read - Coronavirus: 5 States Witness Spurt in Cases in 24 Hours, Maharashtra Extends Lockdown in 2 Districts | Key Points
The official said further investigations were underway.
The WALMI is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Maharashtra.
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