Sunday, 17 August 2014

2nd sr inspector shifted after junior found taking bribe

MUMBAI: Assistant police inspector Subhash Samant who was caught by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) recently accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakhs under pretext of settling up a gang rape case, is now lying the cops that while fleeing he threw the two bags containing cash and property papers near Bandra-Worli link road. Meanwhile Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria on Saturday transferred Phoolsingh Pawar the senior inspector of Mulund police station after his orderly was caught by the ACB on Thursday.

On Saturday Maria transferred Pawar to Local Arms division for lack of supervision and negligence. On Thursday ACB had arrested Pawar's orderly (constable) taking a bribe of Rs 4,000 from an businessman threatening that there was a cognizable complaint against him. This is second senior inspector's transfer. Earlier Khar police senior inspector Vikas Sonawane was transferred after his two subordinates were caught in a bribery case. Sources said Maria wants to send strong message to force that corruption would not tolerated.

In the fresh development in the Khar case, the ACB bureau officials on Thursday and Friday carried search of the shores near the toll office near Bandra end of Bandra Worli link but could not trace the bags.

"Samant is lying. If the bag is recovered from the place shown by Samant than it will go against him and hence he is taking defensive stand. Besides him the three other arrested accused including police inspector Mahendra Nerlekar as well developer Vicky Arora are non cooperative and secondly we could not interrogate them as the court send them to judicial custody.''said an ACB officer.

Meanwhile another accused Mahesh Kamble, a close associate of Arora surrender before the ACB on Saturday. Kamble was produce before the ACB court and was remanded to police custody till Monday. Police are now looking for Khar based goon Robin Gonsolves who also played a key role in the entire episode. During the course of investigation it has now transpired that Arora wanted to redevelop the Khar property in which the complainant had a small office. Arora family is the landlord of the said building and latter wanted complainant to sell his property to Arora at throw away price but complainant was refusing to give it as the prices of the said property had shot five times in last five years.

"Hence Arora hatched the plot with the help of Khar policemen who gave them the idea of making allegations of gang rape and than pressurize the complainant to give up.'' Said investigating officer Narendra Talegaonkar.

The complaint was filed by an estate agent, who alleged that Samant and inspector Mahendra Narlekar of Khar police station had demanded Rs 50 lakh and the deed of a Carter road property to 'settle' the rape complaint. The duo told him that a 20-year-old woman filed an application saying the estate agent spiked her drink and gangraped her. But during investigations it transpired that they had called a call girl and after intoxinating complainant they video shot him having sex with the call girl and than started blackmailing him.



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