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Lady treasury officer arrested by ACB for accepting a bribe

A lady officer of the treasury office at Devrukh in Ratnagiri district who allegedly demanded and accepted a bribe for clearing a loan application was arrested this afternoon by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), the ACB announced here today.

ACB’s Thane Range Deputy Superintendent of Police Jairaj Chapria said in a press release today evening that a complainant had made an application for a loan of Rs. 1 lakh from his provident fund account.

Deputy Treasury Officer Deepali Dileep Kelkar had made a demand of Rs. 500 from a complainant for clearing a loan application.

The aggrieved complainant lodged a complaint with the Ratnagiri branch of ACB which laid a trap today and arrested the officer while she accepted the bribe amount from the complainant in her office, the ACB release said.

The ACB booked her under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and said that further investigations are on.

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