GST official held for bribery in Thane

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A GST official was arrested on October 30, 2023 for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe in Thane city, a Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau official said.

Madhukar Dhok (57) had sought Rs 20,000 from a person in connection with alleged lapses in a GST application and was held in an ACB trap while accepting Rs 7,000, he said.

He has been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act and a case was registered at Naupada police station, the official added.

Incidentally, the Central Vigilance Commission observes Vigilance Awareness Week between October 30 and November 5, during which programmes are held to reduce corruption.

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