Medical officer held for taking Rs 5 lakh bribe for supplying ventilators for COVID patients
"The medical officer had demanded Rs 15 lakh from the 26 year old complainant for sanctioning the tender for the supply of 30 ventilators for the TMC," he said.
Mumbai: A 55-year-old medical officer of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) was caught red-handed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday while accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh for passing the tender for supply of ventilators for COVID-19 patients, an official said.
He was posted as a medical officer (Grade-1) at the civic body, was apprehended by the anti-graft agency in the evening, an official told PTI.
"The medical officer had demanded Rs 15 lakh from the 26-year-old complainant for sanctioning the tender for the supply of 30 ventilators for the TMC," he said.
On Thursday evening, the medical officer asked the complainant to hand over Rs 5 lakh to him at Airoli in Navi Mumbai.
Accordingly, a trap was laid after verification of the complaint and the medical officer was apprehended by the ACB team, he said.
UNI reports that a Special Anti Corruption Cases court here on Friday remanded the arrested civic official to the ACB police custody till April 11.