ACB officials laid a trap and arrested Malusare red-handed while taking money near the police station. Officials said Gawade, the complainant, owns a transport business. On July 17, 2011, one of the trucks owned by Gawade met with an accident in Bibwewadi and soon after the incident its driver fled the spot.
The accident case was registered at Market Yard police station and Malusare was appointed as the investigating officer. “Malusare started pestering Gawade to produce the truck driver in the police station. He also threatened him that a case would be registered against him if he failed to do so. Malusare demanded Rs 25,000 from Gawade to get keep him away from the case,” ACB PI Rajendra Galande said.
Gawade approached the ACB office and lodged a complaint against Malusare. “We told him to start negotiating with Malusare. As per our instructions, the deal was struck for Rs 15,00, and Malusare asked him to come with the money near the police station on Tuesday morning,” Galande said yesterday.