Nagpur: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday netted a woman police constable for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 3000 from a man who had a quarrel with his wife and her relatives.
The accused woman constable Manisha Arun Sakharkar (48), attached to Kalamna Police Station, had demanded bribe of Rs 5500 from the complainant man. The man had a tiff with his wife and her relatives over some domestic matter. Subsequently, the man had lodged a complaint with Kalamna Police Station for “settling” the issue. However, hesitating to bribe the woman constable, the “harassed” husband approached ACB and lodged a complaint against the woman cop.
Acting on the complaint, the ACB sleuths on Monday laid a trap at Kalamna Police Station and waited in ‘ambush.’ The moment the woman constable Manisha Sakharkar accepted bribe of Rs 3000 as first installment, the ACB sleuths pounced on her and caught her with the bribe money red-handed.
Later, a case was registered with Kalamna police against the accused woman constable under Sections 7, 13(1)(D), 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 for further action.
The task was carried out by Police Inspector Monali Chaudhary, PI Bhavna Dhumale, PI Shubhangi Deshmukh, constable Rajendra Jadhav, woman police constable Shalini Jambhulkar under the guidance of ACB SP Sanjay Darade.