Whistleblower is out of service for corruption

Sanjeev Kokil,the police officer whose complaint to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) landed IPS officer A K Jain in police net,was himself removed from service in March this year after a departmental inquiry found him guilty of charges of corruption levelled against him by hawkers in south Mumbai.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 11, 2013 3:43 am

Sanjeev Kokil,the police officer whose complaint to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) landed IPS officer A K Jain in police net,was himself removed from service in March this year after a departmental inquiry found him guilty of charges of corruption levelled against him by hawkers in south Mumbai.

The charges were leveled against Kokil in 2009 when he was serving as Senior Inspector,MRA Marg police station. He was subsequently transferred to the Local Arms division.

A 1982-batch MPSC officer,Kokil was in the news in 1996,when an accused in a passport forgery case offered him a bribe of Rs1 lakh and reported him to the ACB.

In 2000,Kokil sent a report to the ACB against A K Jain,alleging that the IPS officer had demanded Rs 5 lakh from him,leading to Jain’s arrest.

In 2009,shortly after he was posted with the MRA Marg police,Kokil reported a jeweller’s son to ACB for allegedly offering him a bribe of Rs 10 lakh for settling a case against him,leading to the person’s arrest. Kokil was again in the news when he launched an anti-hawker drive in Musafirkhana. However,within a year,reports started surfacing that he was demanding bribes from the hawkers,which was the beginning of the end for Kokil.

Kokil published a collection of poems by him,titled Khaki Gulaab,in January 2013. One of the poems was about the Azad Maidan riots. The book also features newspaper articles about Kokil.

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