Mumbai, Dec 28 (UNI) Two police personnel were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting bribe from a college professor, Assistant Commissioner of Police Pandurang Shinde said here today.
Police Sub Inspector (PSI) Ravindra Maruti Ranshevare had allegedly demanded Rs 50,000 from Bhavans College (Economics) Professor Sadanand Shantaram Pawar (47) to favour him in a kidnapping case, registered against him in June this year, Mr Shinde said.
On December 20, Prof Pawar approached ACB and registered a complaint against Ranshevare. After the verification of the complaint, ACB sleuths laid a trap and arrested Ranshevare and his orderly police constable, Madan Thorat yesterday at Malad, a western suburb, he said.
They will be produced in special court later today, he added.
According to Prof Pawar, his servant Laxman Mandal had stolen a gold chain from his house in April, this year. Initially, he refused to have stolen the chain but when Prof Pawar threatened him of lodging a complaint with police, he admitted his crime. He promised to repay the money in instalments, and requested Prof Pawar not to lodge a complaint against him.
Thereafter, Laxman went to his native place on leave, during that period, his brother lodged a false missing complaint of Laxman at Charkop Police Station in Kandivali. Consequently, Prof Pawar was arrested by police in a kidnapping case.
While arguing on his bail application, Prof Pawar told the court about the incident and was granted bail.
Meanwhile, Laxman came back to Mumbai and started working here.
But, Ranshevare started demanding money to favour him in the case.
Fed-up with the harassment of the police officer, Prof Pawar lodged a complaint, and Ranshevare along with the police constable was nabbed by the ACB.