PI, API among three in police custody for corruption
A police inspector, an assistant police inspector and a constable were among three people arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau’s (ACB ) Pune unit for demanding and accepting a bribe to give a favourable submission in court in order to secure the release of the complainant’s uncle who was in judicial custody in a case of cheating.
The three were identified as PI Arvind Daulat Chaushury (50), API Praful Prabhakar Kadam (33) and Hawaldar Mahesh Vinayak Daundkar (39), according to a statement issued by ACB.
The three were remanded to three days in police custody by a local court in Pune on Sunday.
Among the three officials, the complainant claimed that he had paid ₹1,00,000 in cash near his office along Pune-Mumbai road. The ACB officials had set a trap in order to catch the officials in the act.
“The accusation against the accused has been falsely implicated. The complainant has a grudge against accused number 2 (Prafull Prabhakar Kadam) was the investigating officer in the crime that is mentioned in the FIR. The complainant has a grudge against the officer as he was also investigating a non-cognisable case against him,” said advocate Amol Dange representing the API.
A case under Sections 7 and 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered at Kamshet police of Pune rural police.