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  Metros   Mumbai  05 Apr 2018  Thane ACB officials arrest inspector, constable for seeking bribes

Thane ACB officials arrest inspector, constable for seeking bribes

PTI
Published : Apr 5, 2018, 2:06 pm IST
Updated : Apr 5, 2018, 2:10 pm IST

Officials said that the bribe was allegedly sought to protect the complainant's brother from arrest in a case.

The police inspector had demanded Rs four lakh and two bottles of foreign liquor. (Photo: Representational)
 The police inspector had demanded Rs four lakh and two bottles of foreign liquor. (Photo: Representational)

Thane: A police inspector and a constable were arrested in separate incidents for allegedly demanding and accepting bribes, Anti-Corruption Bureau officials said on Thursday.

"Inspector Rajan Narayan Jagtap (53) of Khopoli police station was arrested in an ACB trap on Wednesday while accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh from the complainant in return for not arresting the latter's brother in a criminal case," a release from the Thane unit of the ACB said. 

He had initially demanded Rs four lakh and two bottles of foreign liquor, officials added. 

In another incident, 51-year-old constable Ankush Mangal Bhoir of the Navghar police station, under Thane (Rural) police limits, was arrested on Wednesday while accepting Rs 25,000 from the complainant during a trap laid by the ACB. 

Officials said that the bribe was allegedly sought to protect the complainant's brother from arrest in a case. Both have been charged under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, officials said.

Tags: thane, bribery case, prevention of corruption act, crime
Location: India, Maharashtra, Thane (Thana)