Dismissed constable convicted for bribery

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Mumbai, Sep 27 (UNI) A local court today convicted a dismissed constable of the Narcotic Cell of Mumbai Police to two-years rigorous imprisonment in a bribery case.

Pronouncing the judgement here today, Additional Sessions Judge R R Gandhi held Ramchandra Laxman Mohite guilty of committing an offence punishable under section 7, 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The judge also slapped a fine of Rs 5000 on Mohite or face an additional month's imprisonment.

According to the prosecution, Mohite had on March 9, 1999 illegally detained four mobile vendors from Colaba charging them with selling smuggled goods. He threatened to arrest them unless they paid him Rs 10,000. The amount was later scaled down to Rs 4,000.

One of the vendors lodged a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) whose sleuths laid a trap and nabbed Mohite while accepting the amount on the appointed date, additional public prosecutor Lata Chheda said.


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