|2009-05-15||ACB arrests two cops for accepting bribe|
Anti Corruption Bureau arrests two cops for accepting bribe
Asadullah Hanfi | TNN | May 15, 2009, 05.04 AM IST
The state Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) unit of Thane recently arrested two cops attached to the crime branch of the city police on Tuesday for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from a businessman. The cops have been remanded to police custody when produced before the court on Wednesday.
According to ACB sources some person had lodged a written complaint with the Kalyan unit of the Thane police crime branch against one Harishanker Bechanram Yadav, a small businessman from Ulhasnagar. The written complaint alleged that Yadav was using narcotics in the production of his goods and demanded his arrest under the Narcotics Drugs Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. PSI Vilas Jadhav who investigated the written complaint summoned the businessman to his office and demanded Rs one lakh from him for not registering an FIR against him. The businessman, however, bargained the amount to Rs 50000 and paid Rs 20000 as the first installment of the sum on the spot to evade arrest. He promised to pay the balance later on.
Yadav approached the ACB, Thane and lodged a complaint of demand of bribe against the PSI. Kishore Jadhav, the Superintendent of Police (SP), ACB took the complaint seriously and directed his men to arrest the cop red-handed.
According a team of ACB sleuths laid a trap for the PSI near Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC)-run Rukminibai Hospital some distance away from the crime branch office late on Tuesday evening. PSI Jadhav was arrested along with his subordinate police constable Suresh Gore while accepting a sum of Rs 10000 from the complainant.
Notably this is the second criminal case of bribery registered by the ACB against city cops in the past one month. Earlier the ACB registered an offence of demand of bribe against DA Darade, a Police Inspector (PI) and police constable Krishna Modak both attached to Mumbra police station. The case was lodged in Mumbra police station.