Nerul cop jailed for taking ` 12K bribe
A police constable working with the Nerul police station was on Friday convicted for accepting Rs12,000 as bribe, and sentenced to one- year rigorous imprisonment by a local court.
Thane district judge MM Walimohammad held constable Keshav Vikram Patil guilty under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
A fine of Rs 500 was also imposed on him.
Prosecutor Hemlatana Deshmukh told the court that the complainant had a business of repairing mobiles and a shop in Mumbra.
A complaint was made against him of buying and selling stolen mobile phones, upon which an inquiry was conducted by the police. Subsequently, he was first called to Mumbra, Vikhroli and finally to Nerul police station.
At Nerul police station, the accused made a demand of Rs12,000 for not arresting him in the mobile theft case, the court was told.
According to the prosecution, the policeman, sensing trouble, took the complainant to an isolated location in a rickshaw and accepted the money from him there, where he was trapped.
The court held that the convict committed an offence falling under relevant sections of PC Act of 1988.