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Priti Pathak

SUBHASH Shankar Samant, the absconding accused in Khar bribery case also surrendered before Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), office in Mumbai. On Wednesday, the Sessions Court rejected Samant’s anticipatory bail application.

According to ACB officials Samant’s friend and builder Harpreet Singh Arora aka Vicky Arora also surrendered with Samant. On August 16, 2014, the two visited the ACB office where they were arrested and produced in the special court. Police Inspector Mahendra Nerlekar has earlier surrendered before ACB officials and is under judicial custody.

The other accused Mahesh Kamble and Robin Gonsalves are still to be arrested and the police are conducting search operations for them.

On July 31, 2014 Samant called complainant into Khar police station. Samant showed an application to him alleging of gangrape by a 20-year-old girl student on the pretext of giving job and by drugging her along with photos annexed. The complainant was terrified. Samant asked him to talk to inspector Mahendra Nerlekar about the matter.

The complainant approached Nerlekar who assured him of settling matter if he was ready to pay Rs 2 lakh. Later Samant told him about Vicky Arora’s demand to vacate his office along with an additional amount of Rs. 50 lakh, to be paid to the girl.

Last Tuesday, on learning about an imminent arrest by the ACB, Samant jumped off his first-floor flat of a Carter Road building through a window and fled with Rs 20,000 in cash.

The other accused were also absconding.

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