Yet in another case of bribe, an assistant police inspector (API) attempted to take bribe was tracked by the Anti – Corruption Bureau (ACB), Mumbai. The ACB on Monday booked API Vijay Chavan along with a constable, attached to Versova police station for allegedly trying to take bribe.
According to the press note issued by ACB, Versoa police had registered an FIR against the complainant’s father and Chavan was the investigating officer in the case. For not arresting the complainant’s father and also providing assistance in getting the anticipatory bail in the court Chavan allegedly demanded a four wheeler or Rs. 5,00,000 cash and a branded wrist watch of Tissot.
The complainant was not willing to fulfill Chavan’s demands, so on the February 28, he approached the ACB and registered a complaint against Chavan.
Chavan with his aide constable met the complainant at a showroom in Bandra (west) in order to purchase the watch but could not as the shop was closed. Chavan was a little suspicious about the activities of the complainant so he fled away from the spot with the constable leaving his motorcycle behind which proved that he had demanded bribe from the complainant. So the ACB registered an FIR against the duo under Section 7, 15 of the Anti-Corruption Act, 1988.