Published On : Thu, Nov 15th, 2012

Cop caught taking bribe

Nagpur News: An auto driver’s complaint landed a police sub-inspector under ACB’s net for taking Rs 5000 bribe. PSI Vikas Dagdobaji Deshmukh had initially demanded bribe of Rs 25,000 from auto driver Sanjay Paradkar. Deshmukh was posted at Rana Pratap Nagar police station.

Paradkar has negotiated the amount to Rs 20,000. ACB officials informed that since Diwali, from last two days Deshmukh has taken Rs 10,000 from Paradkar. Hence, being frustrated Paradkar approached ACB Nagpur office who then set the trap on Thursday.

The trap was set at the police station at around 2.30 pm.

According to the police, last year a state bank employee Shalini Mahajan had lost her credit card and she had alleged its robbery charges against her neighbour Mahendra Verma, an engineering student. Interestingly, Verma, who had lost money in gambling, had taken debt of Rs 20,000 from Paradkar and hence had stolen Mahajan’s card. The case was under PSI Deshmukh.

During investigation, Mahajan confessed to the crime. He told that he had stolen the card. As he didn’t know the password, he took Paradkar to a jewellery shop and bought a gold ring worth RS 20,000 for Paradkar and did the payment through credit card.

Later, since Verma pleaded before Mahajan, she took back the complaint. However, despite the complaint being taken back, Deshmukh would harass Paradkar that he was equally involved in the crime and he will booked him for robbery. Hence, to prevent from the charges, Paradkar agreed to pay the bribe.

Later when Deshmukh was getting greedy he informed ACB.

Police informed that Deshmukh has just passed DySP exam and his wife had given birth to a baby just four days before.