Thane: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Thane on Thursday, March 2 arrested a police constable attached to the Kalyan taluka police station for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of ₹18,000 from three women.
Pallavi Dhage Patil, police inspector, ACB, Thane said, " A constable identified as Dhananjay Laxman Farde (48) attached with Kalyan taluka police station demanded ₹8,000 each from the three women to not book them in a case under Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act."
Women were feeding dogs
Patil further added, "All three women are accused of threatening a member of their housing complex for feeding dogs. The woman member had approached the police against these three women. The accused constable sought a bribe from the trio. He asked for ₹8,000 from each of them but settled at ₹6,000. On Thursday ACB team laid a trap and caught the constable red-handed while accepting ₹18,000 from them. We have charged the constable under Prevention of Corruption Act provisions."
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