Thane: A 56-year-old tracer with the Mumbra ward office of the Thane Municipal Corporation, who allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 5000, was caught by ACB sleuths here red-handed while accepting the sum.
Addl SP ACB Thane Shrinivas Ghadge told PTI that the complainant had approached tracer Ramkrishna Kisan to get his ancestral building deleted from the list of dangerous structures for which the official demanded a bribe.
Aggrieved, he lodged a complaint with the Thane Unit of the ACB which laid a trap and nabbed the tracer last afternoon accepting Rs 5000 from the complainant at a place near old Mumbai-Pune road.
He also said that offences under sections 7,13(1)(d) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 have been registered against the tracer with the local police station.
Mumbra is a haven to unauthorised constructions, and in 2013 when one such building came crashing down at Shilphata, 74 people were killed.