Pune ACB Nabs Land Surveyor and Middleman in Rs 50,000 Bribery Sting

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Pune, 22nd June 2024: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested two individuals involved in a bribery case where the land tax surveyor of the Land Records Office allegedly accepted a bribe of ₹50,000 through a private person to determine land boundaries after conducting measurements.

A 31-year-old man filed a complaint with the ACB regarding this matter. The arrested individuals are land surveyor Daulat Madhukar Gaikwad (35 years old) and private individual Yogeshwar Rajendra Marne (25 years old), who resides in Erandwane, Pune. A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988.

According to the ACB, the complainant owns land in Dehu Gaon and had applied to the Land Records Office for land measurement and boundary demarcation. Land surveyor Daulat Gaikwad allegedly demanded a bribe of ₹40,000 from the complainant to carry out the measurements.

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Following this, Gaikwad accepted the bribe through Marne, who increased the amount to ₹50,000 and collected it from the complainant. During this exchange, the ACB conducted a trap operation and caught Marne red-handed. A case has been registered at Yerawada Police Station, and ACB Police Inspector Shriram Shinde is leading the investigation.