Nagpur: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday caught a police constable red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs 10,000. The accused policeman had demanded the bribe from the complainant for not submitting chargesheet against him in the court and also sending final report.
The complainant is a resident of Mohadi Tehsil in Bhandara District and an offence under Section 366 of the IPC was registered against him at MIDC Police Station in Nagpur. The accused police constable Motiram Dashrath Shinde (55) demanded Rs 25,000 bribe from the complainant for not submitting chargesheet against him in the court and also sending the final report. However, not willing to pay the bribe, the complainant approached ACB, Bhandara and lodged a complaint in this connection.
Acting on the complaint, the sleuths of ACB verified it and laid a trap at MIDC Police Station on Tuesday. During the trap action, the accused police constable Motiram Shinde accepted Rs 10,000 as the first instalment of Rs 25,000 bribe demand. The moment the accused cop pocketed the bribe money, the complainant signalled the waiting ACB sleuths who nabbed him red-handed. Later, an offence under Sections 7, 13(1)(D), 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was registered against the accused at MIDC Police Station and investigations launched.
The trap action was carried out by DySP Dinkar Savarkar, PI Yogeshwar Pardhi, NPCs Gautam Raut, Sachin Halmare, Ashwin Goswami, Parag Raut, Shrikant Hattimare, Shekhar Deshkar, sepoy Amol Kharabe under the guidance of SP P R Patil.