The Navi Mumbai unit of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) caught a 29-year-old probationary police sub-inspector attached to Sanpada police station for allegedly demanding and accepting a Rs 30,000 bribe for ending a police complaint.
According to an official from the Navi Mumbai ACB, the complainant’s father has a shop at Sanpada railway station and he had given rent to a Chunnilal Khatnavliya in July 2019. However, Khatnavliya had stopped giving rent after some time.
Following which the complainant’s father had asked him to vacate the shop. However, Khatnavliya closed the shop and went to his native home during the lockdown.
When the lockdown eased, the complainant’s father put one lock in the shop. When Khatnavliya returned from home, he had a heated argument with the complainant and his father. Later, Khatnavliya had given a written complaint to Sanpada police station. Rahul Shatrughan Koli, a probationary police sub-inspector at Sanpada police station was handling the case. Koli allegedly demanded Rs 30,000 from the shop owner to end the case.
He then complained to the ACB Vashi office. “We laid a trap and caught him around 1.18 am on February 13, while taking a Rs 30,000 bribe. He has been booked under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act,” said Shivraj Bendre, police inspector of ACB Navi Mumbai.