Thane : A senior police officer from Konkan range in Sindhudurg district has been arrested for allegedly demanding and receiving a bribe of Rs 20 lakhs, ACB said here on Tuesday.

DySP Vitthal Jadhav was caught late Monday night by Thane ACB sleuths after they laid a trap at a hotel in Sindhudurg. Jadhav had demanded the sum from one Malwankar to settle a case filed against his brother and sister in Kalyan court here by a woman called Sheela Satawkar.

According to sources, the officer, who had only few months of service left promised Malwankar of an out-of court settlement with Satawkar if he paid the bribe amount. An offence under Prevention of Corruption Act was registered and Jadhav was arrested.       —PTI

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