Pune: Anti-Corruption Bureau Arrests Educational Institute Chairperson For Demanding Bribe To Release Retirement Benefits

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Shirur, 14th October 2021: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Pune unit, on Thursday arrested the chairperson of an educational institute and two others for allegedly accepting Rs 2.5 lakhs bribe for releasing retirement benefits of a school employee.

The arrested persons have been identified as 63-year-old Mangal Shivajirao Bhujbal, who is the chairperson of Samajbhushan Sambhajirao Bhujbal High School and Junior College, clerk Sandip Rangnath Gaikwad (40) and one Shivajirao Balasaheb Bhujbal (62).

According to the ACB, the 24-year-old complainant’s father worked as a peon with Samajbhusahn Sambhajirao Bhujbal High School and Junior College, Talegaon Dhamdhere.

However, he was removed from the service after his health deteriorated. The accused demanded a Rs 3.5 lakh bribe to release his provident fund (PF) and other retirement benefits. After negotiations, the bribe amount was reduced to Rs 2.5 lakhs. However, the complainant, who did not wish to pay the bribe, lodged a complaint with the ACB.

After verification of the complaint, ACB laid a trap and nabbed the accused persons accepting a bribe of Rs 2.5 lakhs on Wednesday.

An FIR has been registered against them for offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act. They were produced before a special court which remanded them to police custody till Saturday.