ACB ar­rests cor­rupt cop for tak­ing bribe

Sub-in­spec­tor had re­fused to file com­plaint in dowry ha­rass­ment case un­less he was paid R4,000

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A SUB-IN­SPEC­TOR of the Shivaji Na­gar po­lice was caught red-handed while tak­ing a bribe of R4,000 from a woman, who wanted ac­tion to be taken against her sis­ter’s hus­band and in-laws in a dowry ha­rass­ment case.

Ac­cord­ing to the Anti-Cor­rup­tion Bureau, po­lice sub-in­spec­tor Jalin­der Babaso Misal, 57, had been al­legedly ha­rass­ing the fam­ily of a woman (name with­held) for bribe. The woman’s sis­ter had filed a dowry ha­rass­ment com­plaint against her hus­band and in-laws a few months ago. But, Misal had been de­mand­ing money to file the case. He had al­ready taken R10,000 from her for the same, an ACB of­fi­cial said. Re­cently, when Misal de­manded more money, she de­cided to teach him a les­son. She then ap­proached the ACB and filed a com­plaint.

On Fri­day, when Misal was ac­cept­ing a bribe of R4,000 from the woman, ACB of­fi­cials caught him red-handed. “We will scru­ti­nise his fi­nan­cial back­ground to as­cer­tain if he has amassed prop­er­ties dis­pro­por­tion­ate to his in­come,” an ACB of­fi­cial said.

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