ZP Dy CEO Arun Nimbalkar held while accepting Rs 50,000 bribe

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 May 2018 10:31:24


Staff Reporter,

ANTI-CORRUPTION Bureau (ACB) officers on Friday caught Arun Sakharam Nimbalkar, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Panchayat), Zilla Parishad (ZP), Nagpur, red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs 50,000 from a woman Gram Sewak of Gram Panchayat Chichala, Taluka Bhiwapur, for sending a favourable report of an inquiry instituted against her to his superiors. Bureau officers trapped Nimbalkar (57) at his office soon after he accepted the cash from the Gram Sevak.

According to sources, Ms Gaidhane, who is a Gram Sevak of Grampanchayat Chichala, Taluka Bhiwapur, was holding additional charge of Group Gram Panchayat Nand from August 2016 to June 2017. An inquiry was ordered against her following large scale corruption in material procurement and construction projects from the funds sanctioned under 14th Finance Commission. The inquiry was conducted by Block Development Officer, Panchayat Samiti Bhiwapur and a detailed report was sent to Nimbalkar. For sending a favourable report to his superiors so as to hush up the matter, Nimbalkar demanded Rs One lakh from her. After negotiation, Nimbalkar agreed to accept Rs 50,000 as first installment from her. Ms Gaidhane then lodged a complaint with Superintendent of Police (ACB) P R Patil.

After verification of complaint, Patil directed ACB officers from Bhandara to lay the trap. Subsequently, bureau team from Bhandara comprising Deputy Superintendent of Police Dinkar Sawarkar, Inspector Yogesh Pardhi, constabulary staff Gautam Raut, Sachin Halmare, Ashwinikumar Goswami, Parag Raut, Ravindra Gabhne and Dinesh Dharmik laid a trap under the supervision of Superintendent of Police (ACB) Patil and caught Nimbalkar red-handed when he accepted Rs 50,000 from Ms Gaidhane. An offence under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 has been registered against Nimbalkar at Sadar Police Station. Bureau officers conducted searches at Nimbalkar’s office and residential premises.