A news came out from Maharashtra which has become the center of discussion in the entire country, which has been published prominently by the English newspaper Times of India. It is reported that an assistant engineer of the state industrial development body i.e. MIDC has been arrested on bribery charges. The engineer has been accused of allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1 crore to clear the pending bill of a civil works contractor. Officials claimed that this is one of the biggest bribery cases unearthed by the state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) this year.
According to what has come to light, ACB’s Nashik unit has caught Amit Gaikwad, an assistant engineer associated with MIDC in Ahmednagar, red-handed while taking a bribe of Rs 1 crore from a contractor. ACB officials said his deputy Ganesh Wagh is absconding after the criminal case was registered. It is being told that the contractor was given a water pipeline contract worth Rs 31.57 crore, while a major part of his share payment had been paid. Rs 2.66 crore was still to be paid to the contractor.