Suspended PI gets 3 yrs RI in bribery case

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Mumbai, Oct 9 (UNI) A local court here today sentenced a suspended police inspector to three years rigorous imprisonment (RI), after being convicted in a bribery case of 1999 at Oshiwara police station.

Pronouncing the judgement, Additional Session Judge R R Gandhi said the accused, Kishor Kumar Tiwari, was held guilty for committing an offence punishable under Corruption Act. He will have to undergo three years rigorous imprisonment and pay fine of Rs 5,000, in default, he would have to undergo another RI for six months.

Additional Public Prosecutor Lata Chheda said one Ritu Bhatia had given Rs five lakh as loan to her relative, Chandra Bhatia. But, Bhatia refused to repay the amount. Then Ritu lodged a complaint against Chandra with Oshiwara police station. However, Chandra also registered a counter complaint.

In between, one Mr Khan, believed to be associated with Iqbal Mirchi gang, threatened Ritu over the phone. Thereafter, Tiwari took an intiative to settle the matter and demanded Rs 10,000 as bribe from Ritu.

Ritu agreed to pay the amount and simultaneously, she lodged a complaint with Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). On April 28, 1999, Tiwari was arrested red-handed while accepting Rs 10,000 bribe in the premises of Oshiwara police station, Ms Chheda added.

UNI

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