Two policemen have been arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a woman for reducing the charges slapped against her husband in a criminal case, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said on Saturday.
The duo was arrested on Friday and a case in this connection was registered at Boisar MIDC police station in
Palghar district, it said.
“The duo – police sub inspector Rajesh Dhumal (57) and constable Prakash Pawar – are posted at Boisar MIDC police station. They demanded Rs 20,000 from the complainant woman to reduce the charges against her husband who has been arrested in a case,” Additional Superintendent of Police (Thane ACB) Mukund Hatote said in a statement.
The woman lodged a complaint with the Thane unit of the ACB in this regard, following which it laid a trap and arrested them while accepting Rs 15,000 bribe, he said.
Investigation into the case is on.