Maharashtra: Health official held for bribery in Latur

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Latur, Apr 9 (PTI) An assistant superintendent in the Latur district surgeon's office was held by Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 8,000, an official said on Friday.

Abhimanyu Dhondiba Surwase (51) demanded the bribe from a man who needed to get his parents' medical bills of over Rs 3 lakh cleared, said ACB deputy superintendent Manik Bidre.

The man filed a complaint with ACB on April 8 and Surwase was held while accepting Rs 8,000 in a trap on Thursday evening, he said.

He has been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act and MIDC police was probing further, the Deputy SP added.