ACB catches a forester while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 ACF is co-accused

The ANTI-CORRUPTION Bureau (ACB) in Nagpur on Friday arrested a forester from Ramtek Forest Range for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a defendant in the Indian Forest Act case. ACB has also engaged an Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) in the case as a co-defendant.

The defendants were identified as ACF Sandip Giri (52), Forest Range, Salai, District – Nagpur and Forester Nishad Ali Hasan Ali Babinwale (53). An ACB official said the complainant was a laborer. A case has been registered against the plaintiff and four others in Salai under the Indian Forest Act. Their three vehicles were seized by forestry officials in this case. The defendant duo asked the plaintiff for a Rs one lakh bribe to provide him with a copy of the FIR and also reduce the charges against him.

The complainant approached the CDA office and filed a complaint. The ACB manager verified the request and set a trap. Forester Nishad Ali was arrested by ACB as he accepted the bribe, while ACF Giri is on the run. A violation of the Prevention of Corruption Act was recorded at Deolapar Police Station. Under the direction of SP Rakesh Ola, the arrest was carried out by Addl SP Madhukar Gite, DySP Anamika Mirzapure, PI Sarang Mirashi and staff including Dinesh Shiwale, Sarang Balpande, Sushil Yadav, Mangesh Kalambe, Geeta Choudhary, Asmita Meshram , Harish Ganjare, Suraj Bhongade, Amol Bhakte, Vinod Naygamkar and others.

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