Maharashtra: ACB arrests cop, aide for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe

As per the complaint, who is a farmer cum real estate dealer, the Assistant Police Inspector had called him up and accused him of selling out a plot of government land

Staff ReporterUpdated: Monday, June 13, 2022, 08:46 AM IST
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Gondia: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Sunday detained an assistant police inspector for allegedly demanding a bribe from a farmer and nabbed his accomplice while he was accepting Rs 1 lakh in Gondia district of Maharashtra, a release said.

The accused API is identified as Shrikant Pawar, posted at the Amgaon police station, and his accomplice as Anil Sonkaware.

As per the complaint, who is a farmer cum real estate dealer, the API had called him up and accused him of selling out a plot of government land. He threatened to book the complainant and demanded Rs 5 lakh in bribe to avoid trouble, the release said.

The complainant agreed to pay Rs 2 lakh but approached the ACB at Gondia.

ACB officials nabbed Sonkawre from Gortha village on Sunday noon while he was accepting the first installment of Rs 1 lakh from the complainant.

Subsequently, API Pawar was detained and a case registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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