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Mumbai woman constable tries to swallow bribe money after being caught

"Dipali Khadke, a woman police constable posted at Chandgad police station, was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 300 from a 28-year-old complainant," an official said.

| Mumbai | Updated: February 15, 2018 8:54 pm
Mumbai woman constable tries to swallow bribe money The ACB managed to recover half-torn currency notes as an evidence, an official said. Further investigation is on. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

A woman police constable from Kolhapur in western Maharashtra, who was caught allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 300, tried to swallow the money, an official said on Thursday.

The incident took place on Wednesday at Chandgad police station in Kolhapur. “Dipali Khadke, a woman police constable posted at Chandgad police station, was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 300 from a 28-year-old complainant,” the official said.

The complainant had submitted an application to get a character certificate for obtaining passport, he said.

“After the bribe demand, the complainant approached the ACB’s Kolhapur unit and lodged a complaint. Accordingly, a trap was laid at the police station’s record room yesterday,” he said.

When Khadke, who has been in the police force for not more than five years, realised that she has been caught, she put the currency notes into her own mouth and started chewing and swallowing them, an official said.

“The ACB sleuths were shocked to see this, but one of the women constables acted swiftly and opened her mouth and recovered the currency notes,” he said.

The ACB managed to recover half-torn currency notes as an evidence, he said. Further investigation is on.

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  1. Shams Shamsul
    Feb 15, 2018 at 8:18 pm
    This lady constable is a future minister material. The RSS/BJP rulers should include her name in their data base of future leaders.
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    1. Venkataraman Subramani
      Feb 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm
      Accepting a bribe is an offence as it is but, destroying active currency note/s is also a crime under the IPC. This lady cop has to be charged for both offences.
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        nvaithu
        Feb 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm
        Sack the woman constable and deprive her of any property owned by her ONLY way to teach a lesson to police who are deemed protectors of law, violating basic norms Pity
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        1. Narendra M. Apte
          Feb 15, 2018 at 5:51 pm
          I have no comments to make as regards woman police constable’s attempt to swallow currency notes, but I wish to say something about Police Verification for issue of Passport. (a) I wish to know whether the External Affairs Ministry or Union Home Ministry has prescribed any procedure with regard to Police Verification for issue of Passport. I believe that such procedure should be in public domain and written on Notice Board at every police station which is entrusted with of verification. I would request concerned official to do this. (b) More specifically, I wish to know objective of such verification. I think the procedure now followed for such verification creates opportunities to make money and no police Official would let them go. Hence there is an urgent need to (a) let the public know procedure of police verification for Passport and ensure that it is included as an annexure to the prescribed application form for Passport.
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          1. Venkataraman Subramani
            Feb 15, 2018 at 8:13 pm
            I agree totally.
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