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Pune: Two cops arrested for taking bribe

The two officers, Sub-inspector Balasaheb Bhimrao Jadhav (54) and Constable Ajinkya Lahu Kadam (28), both attached to Baramati police station, were caught red-handed, police said.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: January 14, 2020 5:04:27 am
pune news, pune city news, maharashtra news, Pune cops arrested, pune cops take bribe, indian express news A press release issued by Deputy Superintendent of Police Shihari Patil of ACB stated that the complainant in this case is the brother of a man who has been booked in an offence lodged at Baramati taluka police station. (Representational Image)

The Pune unit of the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested two policemen of the Pune Rural Police for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000.

The two officers, Sub-inspector Balasaheb Bhimrao Jadhav (54) and Constable Ajinkya Lahu Kadam (28), both attached to Baramati police station, were caught red-handed, police said.

A press release issued by Deputy Superintendent of Police Shihari Patil of ACB stated that the complainant in this case is the brother of a man who has been booked in an offence lodged at Baramati taluka police station.

The accused allegedly demanded Rs 1 lakh from the complainant for helping his brother get anticipatory bail from the court in this offence. After negotiations, the two officers settled for a Rs 50,000, police said. Meanwhile, the complainant approached ACB officials. An ACB team laid a trap and reportedly nabbed Jadhav and Kadam red-handed while accepting Rs 50,000 from the complainant Monday.

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