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Mumbai constable caught red-handed taking bribe of Rs2,000

The anti-corruption bureau laid a trap and caught the police constable red-handed.

mumbai Updated: Jan 19, 2018 23:32 IST
Pratik Salunkhe
Pratik Salunkhe
Hindustan Times
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This is the fourth bribery case against a policeman in the city, in recent times(Representational Image)

A 52-year-old police constable, Pramod Jadhav from the assistant commissioner of police’s (ACP) office in Wadala was caught accepting a bribe of Rs2,000, on Tuesday.

“The complainant’s father who has a case of domestic dispute registered against him was called for chapter proceedings,” said an anti-corruption bureau (ACB) officer.

Such proceedings are initiated under a Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). A routine chapter proceeding is used to obtain an undertaking/bond from the person concerned (here accused) as an assurance of maintaining good behaviour, maintaining peace and tranquillity in his or her locality.

“The complainant’s father was summoned at the Wadala division of ACP’s office. Jadhav demanded the bribe to favour him and expedite the process of the proceedings,” said the officer.

“The ACP has the powers to initiate such proceedings and the accused may be sent to jail if he fails to maintain peace and tranquillity as mentioned in the bond.”

Not willing to pay, the man approached the ACB, which verified the case. A trap was laid on Tuesday in which Jadhav was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe.

This is the fourth bribery case against a policeman in the city, in recent times. On January 7, the ACB arrested a police sub-inspector at the Meghwadi police station for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs10,000 from an accused who was arrested in a crime case.

The man alleged that the investigating officer 35-year-old, Sandeep Badhe, who had arrested him, was now demanding a bribe.

On December 27 last year, the Mumbai ACB had arrested a 37-year-old assistant police inspector (API) from Powai police station for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs50,000 from an accused to favour him in a crime case by filing a weak charge sheet in court.

In the same month, Satishchandra Shankarao Rathod, 37, assistant police inspector with Shivaji Nagar police station was booked for demanding a computer printer.

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 23:32 IST