Published On : Fri, Jul 3rd, 2015

Ganeshpeth API caught taking bribe of Rs 1,00,000

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Nagpur: Ganeshpeth Assistant Police Inspector was caught red-handed by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for taking a bribe of Rs 1,00,000 on July 2, 2015 here in the city.

According to a press release issued by ACB, Nagpur, the son of a complainant (name deliberately undisclosed) was lodged under police custody remand in Ganeshpeth police lock-up for the offence he had allegedly committed under sections 376, 463 IPC. API Laxman Kendre of Ganeshpeth police station told the complainant that he would provide necessary facilities and use ‘no third degree treatment’ while in the lock-up to the complainant’s son provided he gave him (API) Rs 1,50,000 for the favour to be done. The complainant however agreed to pay Rs 1,00,000 as per his capacity.

But, meanwhile the complainant informed the local unit of ACB. The ACB personnel then laid a trap on July 2 and successfully nabbed API Kendre red-handed while accepting the bribe of Rs 1,00,000. Consequently, a case No. 3938/ 2015 under sections 7,13 (1)(d) read with 131(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was registered against API Kendre at Ganeshpeth police station on July 3.

The ACB action was executed, under the guidance of SP Rajiv Jain, by PI Asaram Shete, PI Vasudev Dabare, APSI Dhamendra Kale, HC Vilas Khanke, PC Chandrashekhar Dhok and PC Rajendra Jadhav.

The ACB Nagpur in its press release has appealed to all the citizens that they should immediately report to the ACB Nagpur in case any officer or employee in any government office/ place demands any amount of bribe in place of any promised favour.