August 28, 2011 6:17:52 am
The Sessions Court on Saturday remanded Satish Shelke,the Talathi who had allegedly swallowed bribe money of Rs 2,000 when he was caught red-handed by the state Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB),in police custody till Monday.
The ACB team,who produced Shelke in the Sessions Court on Saturday,sought his custody saying that they wanted to take his voice samples and also the medical reports about the presence of currency notes in his body.
Shelke was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 from Dhananjay Tukaram Warhadi,a farmer from Wadgaon Sahani village,on Thursday.
To evade arrest and destroy the evidence,Shelke allegedly swallowed the bribe money.
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ACB sleuths then took him to Bhosale Hospital for an endoscopy. The medical tests confirmed that currency notes were present in Shelkes body.
But Shelke had objected to anesthesia that was required to be given to him for removing the currency from his body.
Meanwhile,the currency notes moved into his intestines and so the ACB sleuths took him to Sassoon Hospital,where he was given laxatives.
Doctors,however,told ACB that currency notes he swallowed may not come out intact.
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