A trickster, who was trapped by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) while demanding and accepting ‘bribe’ of Rs 15,000 from a young woman for releasing her husband on bail through his contacts with some policemen, escaped from Sitabuldi Police Station.
The 26-year-old complainant’s husband was arrested under the provisions of Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act. Accused Rajat Subhash Thakur (26), a resident of MHADA Colony, Hingna Road, approached the woman and told her that he had contacts with some police officers. For getting her husband released on bail, he demanded Rs 80,000. After she negotiated, he told her that the police officers would take minimum Rs 50,000 for not opposing to her husband’s bail plea. He then asked her to bring Rs 15,000 as first instalment. In the meantime, the woman lodged a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau.
The ACB sleuths, after verification of the complaint, laid a trap and caught the accused Rajat Thakur red-handed while accepting Rs 15,000 from the complainant woman. For registering an offence, a team of ACB personnel led by Woman Police Inspector Shubhangi took Rajat Thakur to Sitabuldi Police. Accused Rajat was made to sit on a bench. When the cops were busy with paper work, the accused Rajat escaped from the police station. A driver tried to catch him but he managed to give a slip to the cops.
Cops have launched a search to nab the absconding accused.