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Rs 75 lakh cash found in state police employee's house

ACB also found Rs 14 lakh in fixed deposits and learnt that the office superintendent at Maharashtra Police headquarters in Colaba owns a flat in Sanpada; he was arrested on Monday for accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000

Close on the heels of arresting three BMC engineers for accepting a bribe of Rs 15 lakh, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) have found that one of their own an employee of the Maharashtra Police had accumulated substantial wealth. The discovery was made after the man was arrested on Monday for taking a bribe from a constable.

Baliram Shinde was arrested on Monday for accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000
Baliram Shinde was arrested on Monday for accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000

ACB officials arrested Baliram Ramchandra Shinde (56), an office superintendent at the Maharashtra Police headquarters in Colaba, on Monday. Shinde was arrested at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus for accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000. He had demanded the bribe from a constable who wanted to build a house in Pune and needed the department’s permission for the same.

Shinde had initially demanded Rs 20,000 from the constable, who refused to pay so much and approached the Bureau. “As the constable did not wish to give the money, he approached us and a trap was laid. Shinde was arrested while taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 at CST,” said Praveen Dixit, director general of police, Maharashtra ACB.

When ACB raided Shinde’s Sanpada house, they found Rs 75 lakh in cash and Rs 14 lakh in fixed deposits and other investment instruments. They also learnt that Shinde owned the apartment he was living in. He will be in ACB’s custody till October 25.

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