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Colaba firing case: Cop held for demanding bribe

mumbai Updated: Nov 21, 2010 01:59 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

A police sub-inspector from the Colaba police station was arrested by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday for demanding Rs 1 lakh as bribe from a complainant in a firing case.

Police sub inspector Nitin Surve, who was investigating the firing case on a Colaba-based property broker had demanded a bribe of Rs 1 lakh promising her to make the case as strong as possible.

The ACB officers said they had received a complaint from the complainant alleging Surve had approached her and asked for the money assuring maximum punishment to the man who fired at her, by fabricating the evidence.

On Saturday, the ACB officers laid a trap and arrested Surve from Colaba while he was accepting the bribe.

On October 17 an unidentified man opened fire at a 42-year-old estate agent and land dealer at Colaba over a suspected land dispute. The complainant, a resident of Colaba was not injured.

At 9pm, the complainant heard a doorbell.

When she peeped through the keyhole of her fourth floor flat and saw a stranger, she opened the door with a door chain still attached.

She found a stranger standing outside with a gun pointing at her.

She immediately shut the door. The attacker then fired one round at the door and fled from the building.

The complainant had purchased a 14-acre plot in Lonavla for Rs 7 crore.

A case of attempt to murder has been registered against four people from Lonavla.

The police arrested the suspects, all real estate agents, while they are searching for the shooter.