In the 2nd arrest of a govt lawyer in 3 months, the Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday caught Mangesh Arote, a public prosecutor in the Himalaya bridge Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) collapse case, red-handed taking bribe from an accused in a cheating case.
Arote (39) was trapped in the empty courtroom No. 16 of the sessions court building, near Kalaghoda, after accepting Rs 50,000 as the first instalment of the Rs 5 lakh bribe he had allegedly demanded, reports Mateen Hafeez. “Arote was negotiating with the accused for exonerating him. He had initially demanded Rs 7 lakh,” said an officer.