The four arrested under the prevention of corruption act have been identified as executive engineer Sunil Rathod, sub engineer Balaji Birasdar and assistant engineer Vilas Khilare and their private architect Satish Palav.
According to the ACB, the complainant in the case is a builder from Byculla who was seeking certain permission to carry out development of his upcoming project at Dadar. Builder told ACB, that though his project has already been sanctioned he was waiting for the release of letter from the building proposal department to initiate the construction work. The accused engineers demanded Rs 15 lakhs to hand over the releasing the IOD. Builder approached the ACB and arrange a trap. The engineers asked the builder to hand over the bribe money to architect Palav. No sooner did Palav accepted the money inside the cabin of executive engineer Rathod at BMC office at Byculla, the ACB sleuths nabbed them.
During the course of investigations it transpired that executive engineer Rathod had already accepted Rs 25 lakhs earlier from builder and this amount was to be shared between Birasdar and Khilare. ``There are complaints that trio used to run this organized syndicate and at every level from small permissions of NOC to IOD and cc they used to demand certain bribe depending on the construction firm.'' Said Vishwas Nangre patil, additional police commissioner (ACB).
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