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IPS officer bribery case: Maharashtra DGP demands a report from ACB

The DGP office asked the ACB to file a report in the issue that would be sent to the government for further action and the officer is likely to face departmental action too

mumbai Updated: Feb 01, 2018 00:12 IST
Rahul Mahajani
Rahul Mahajani
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Maharashtra,Corruption

Maharashtra’s director general of police SC Mathur has asked the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) to file a report on the bribery case in which a probationary IPS officer is accused of accepting a bribe of Rs1 lakh via his aide in Nanded, 580km east of Mumbai. IPS officer G Vijay Yadav, of the 2015 batch who was posted as assistant superintendent of police (ASP) at Nanded, went off the radar and switched off his mobile phone. ACB teams are looking for him and have sealed his house in Nanded.

The DGP office asked the ACB to file a report in the issue that would be sent to the government for further action and the officer is likely to face departmental action too. Officials in the ACB said their teams had fanned out to try and locate the officer. Since Yadav himself is a police officer he is very well aware of the police methods to track down the suspects and was taking every possible care to prevent arrest, said an official.

The ACB, Amravati unit had arrested Sunny Singh Bugai, his aide who accepted money on behalf of Yadav on Tuesday. Bugai was remanded to police custody for one day by a court in Nanded.

As per the ACB complaint, Yadav was initially posted in Amravati and the 43-year old complainant who supplies building material was booked in a case. He demanded Rs2 lakh from the businessman to let go of him and his seized truck.

The IPS officer even after being transferred out of Amaravati to Nanded kept calling the 43-year old and on Tuesday they agreed on the first instalment of Rs1 lakh which Bugai was accepting on behalf of Yadav, as per an ACB official.

The ACB after receiving the complaint verified it and trapped Bugai in Nanded while accepting the bribe.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 00:12 IST