The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Sunday arrested a police inspector and a constable attached to Hinjewadi police station and a middleman for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 40,000 for not seeking extension of police custody of an accused.
An ACB team arrested police inspector (crime) Balasaheb Surve (54),his assistant Hanif Shaikh,a constable and the middleman Rajesh Kumbhar,who allegedly received the bribe on their behalf,near Bavdhan police chowky on Saturday.
The Hinjewadi police had arrested Kalyani Deshpande,who is a criminal on police record,on charges under relevant sections of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act. A city court had remanded her in police custody till Monday.
ACB officers said Surve demanded a bribe of Rs 40,000 for not seeking extension of her custody and said the money could be paid to him and Shaikh through her nephew Jatin Chawada. Chawada,however,approached the ACB and lodged a complaint.
Sarang Awad,superintendent of police,ACB,said,A trap was laid outside Bavdhan police chowky. Kumbahr was nabbed red-handed. We also arrested Surve and Shaikh. They will be produced in court on Monday. ACP Hemant Bhat is investigating the case.