A Police sub inspector with the Trombay police has been booked for allegedly demanding a bribe from a rape accused whom he had arrested earlier this month, as well as for assaulting him in the police station premises after learning that he had approached the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB).
The suspect, Ganesh Adsul (40), was arrested by the Mumbai unit of the Maharashtra ACB on Sunday night. He has also been booked by the Trombay police for assaulting the complainant in the externment section of the police station on Sunday.
“The complainant had eloped with a minor around a month ago, and had been arrested and charged with kidnapping and rape. He was later released on bail and approached us around four days ago, saying that Adsul was demanding money in exchange for not arresting his uncle, who had helped with the elopement. The complainant claimed that Adsul had first demanded Rs 15,000 and later settled for Rs 10,000. We probed his allegations and after verifying them, registered a complaint and set about laying a trap,” said Additional Commissioner of Police Vishwas Nangre Patil, ACB.
Adsul, however, managed to evade the ACB’s trap twice. First, by saying that he had some work to take care of and hence couldn’t meet the complainant to accept the money. The second time by saying that he was going to Uttar Pradesh. Ultimately, he called the complainant to the police station on Sunday and assaulted him severely.
“As we had verified that a bribe had been demanded, we arrested Adsul on that basis. He was produced in court on Monday and has been remanded in police custody till Tuesday. The court has also instructed us to add the section for accepting bribes against him, as inquiries have revealed that he had already taken Rs 15,000 from the complainant,” Nangre-Patil added.
Meanwhile, the Trombay police also registered a separate case of assault against Adsul under the Indian Penal Code. “The case was registered with the Trombay police. We will be transferring it to another police station so that the probe can be a free and fair one,” said DCP Lakhmi Gautam, Zone VI.