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Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Takes Swift Action Against Bribery

The recent arrest of a PMC employee caught accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh, has shed light on the commendable efforts undertaken by the Pune Municipal Corporation to combat corruption within its ranks.

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has once again showcased its zero-tolerance policy towards corruption. The recent arrest of an employee of PMC’s water supply department, for accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh has highlighted the firm stance taken by the authorities against such malpractices. This article delves into the incident, providing a comprehensive overview of the events that unfolded and the measures taken by the Anti-corruption Department to combat corruption within the municipal administration.

Unveiling the Bribery Attempt

Employee a 54-year-old water meter reader stationed at the water supply center of PMC’s Chathushringi division near SNDT College on Karve Road, was exposed during an anti-corruption operation. The incident came to light when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 25,000 from a worker (plumber) in exchange for issuing a no-objection certificate for tap repair. This unlawful act was met with prompt action by the anti-corruption authorities, who swiftly verified the complaint and set up a meticulously planned trap to catch the perpetrator red-handed.

The Sting Operation

Under the guidance of Superintendent of Police Amol Tambe, along with the support of Deputy Superintendent, Police Inspector, and their dedicated team, a well-coordinated operation was executed at the water supply department on Karve Road. The primary objective was to apprehend culprit while he accepted the bribe from the complainant. With careful planning and precise execution, the anti-corruption officers successfully caught the employee in the act, ensuring that justice prevailed and the message of accountability resonated throughout the municipal administration.

Commitment to Combat Corruption

The Anti-corruption Department of PMC has reiterated its unwavering commitment to eradicating corruption and maintaining a transparent and accountable system within the municipal administration. This incident serves as a stern reminder to individuals involved in corrupt practices that their actions will not be tolerated, and stringent measures will be taken to bring them to justice.

The department has reassured the public that it will continue to take swift and resolute actions against anyone involved in corrupt activities. By consistently exposing and punishing such individuals, PMC aims to foster an environment of trust, integrity, and accountability.

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