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Thane crime: Maharashtra ACB nabs policeman for accepting Rs 30,000 bribe

Updated on: 19 October,2023 05:21 PM IST  |  Thane
mid-day online correspondent |

Thane crime: Maharashtra ACB arrested the police official from Thane district for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a man facing a criminal case, an official said

Thane crime: Maharashtra ACB nabs policeman for accepting Rs 30,000 bribe

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Key Highlights

  1. Police official held while accepting bribe in Thane
  2. Maharashtra ACB nabbed the cop accepting bribe
  3. The cop was nabbed while accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a man facing a criminal case

Thane crime: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Maharashtra on Thursday arrested a 45-year-old police official from Thane district for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a man facing a criminal case, an official said, the PTI reported on Thursday.


According to the news agency, the cop of a hawaldar rank, Santosh Arjun More, initially demanded Rs 40,000 from the complainant against whom a case has been registered at the Shahapur police station, the ACB said in a statement.


More claimed that he would be able to help the complainant with the latter's criminal case, the ACB said. More, attached to the Thane rural police, brought down the bribe amount to Rs 30,000 after negotiation.


After being alerted by the complainant, the Anti-Corruption Bureau laid a trap and arrested More while accepting the bribe amount inside the police station where he is posted, the release said.

A case has been registered against More under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Meanwhile, in an another incident last month, the Anti-Corruption Bureau had arrested two traffic constables of Navi Mumbai police for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 5,000 from an autorickshaw driver, an official had earlier said.

Deputy superintendent of police (Navi Mumbai ACB) Shivraj Mehetre had told the PTI that an offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against traffic constables Pravin Rathod (33) and Namdeo Gadhekar (35), who are attached to the Mahape traffic division.

The accused constables had caught an autorickshaw driver for traffic violations, seized his vehicle, and allegedly demanded Rs 5,000 for releasing it, he had said.

Following negotiations, the duo settled for Rs 2,000 and were caught by the ACB while accepting the bribe amount on Monday.

On September 6, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested two persons, including an official of a firm associated with MMRDA, in connection with a bribe of Rs 7,000 collected from a local internet service provider in Maharashtra's Palghar district.

The duo was identified as Ashok Kumar Suryabanshrai (34), a field supervisor of a technical consultancy firm contracted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), and Sahid Salim Varsi (25), a private person.

(with PTI inputs)

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