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  Metros   Mumbai  18 Jul 2018  PSI smells trap, refuses to accept bribe

PSI smells trap, refuses to accept bribe

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 18, 2018, 2:03 am IST
Updated : Jul 18, 2018, 2:03 am IST

His residence, too, was found locked when the ACB went there to conduct a raid.

The bribe was allegedly demanded in return for favours to the complainant.
 The bribe was allegedly demanded in return for favours to the complainant.

Mumbai: The Mumbai unit of the state anti-corruption bureau (ACB) has registered a case against police sub-inspector Bipin Chavan, attached to the Dindoshi police station, for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a cloth merchant.

However, the trap laid by the ACB went in vain as the accused officer refused to accept the bribe after suspecting that something was amiss and simply left the spot. He has been absconding ever since.

His residence, too, was found locked when the ACB went there to conduct a raid.

The bribe was allegedly demanded in return for favours to the complainant. The complaint stated that the cloth merchant neither delivered the consignment of cloth nor returned the payment. Chavan was investigating the case, and allegedly sought money to give a favourable report of the merchant.

The merchant later approached the ACB and lodged a complaint against Chavan. The trap laid by the ACB failed as Chavan got suspicious after sighting another man, a potential witness, accompanying the complainant.

Chavan asked the potential witness to personally handover the bribe to him but the latter refused. Chavan then excused himself on the pretext of attending a call only to flee from the spot.

A case has been registered against Chavan under the Prevention of Corruption Act on the basis of the complaint even as the search for him is underway.

Tags: anti-corruption bureau