The Pune unit of the State Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACP) has arrested two policemen involved in separate cases of bribery at the Baramati and Shirur police stations of the Pune Rural Police.
The ACP has identified one of the accused policemen as Assistant Sub-Inspector Sandeepan Abhiman Mali, 56, of Baramati city police station. According to the ACP, a 42-year-old man filed a complaint against Mali in the case.
According to the ACP, the complainant’s wife filed a case against a man from Baltan for illegally lending money to the police. Mali allegedly demanded Rs 1 lakh from the complainant to investigate the case and file a chargesheet in support of his wife.
But the complainant approached the ACP office. After verifying his complaint, the ACP Pune team on Sunday caught Mali in a trap for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000.
In another incident, ACP police constable Karan Singh Jarwal was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe for not naming a person in a theft case. Jarwal has been attached to Sirur police station.
According to the ACB, a crime of JCB machine theft was registered at Sirur police station. The person who committed the theft then sold the JCB machine to one person in January this year.
Jarwal asked the man for a bribe of Rs 50,000 for not mentioning his name in the theft case. After the talks, Jarwal reduced the bribe to Rs 20,000.
After receiving a complaint in the case, ACP Sloths confirmed that Jarwal had solicited bribes and that he had been arrested on corruption charges.