Thane: A police sub inspector was
arrested by Navi Mumbai Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) here for
allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a builder in
Bhayandar police station here, sources said on Thursday.
According to the sources in ACB, the arrested accused
Shiv Shankar More (23), attached to Bhayandar police station,
had already collected the first instalment of Rs 75,000 of
bribe from the complainant Iqbal Mahadhik for not arresting
him in a property dispute case being investigated by the
Mahadhik was carrying out construction work at a site
near the Radhaswami Satsang Road in Bhayander(West). The work
was halted due to a dispute with another property dealer.
Mahadhik and the property dealer had filed cross complaints
with the Bhayander police station, police said.
When Mahadhik approached More to know the status of
his complaint, he allegedly demanded Rs 5 lakh from him which
was later settled at Rs 1.5 lakh.
More collected Rs 75,000 as the first instalment and
was pestering Mahadhik for the remaining amount.
According to police, when Mahadhik delayed making
payment, More threatened to make a false case against him
following which he approached the ACB.
This is the third such incident involving Bhayander
On the earlier occasion, the Deputy Superintendent of
Police of Bhayander Division, Navnath Sambathwad, was trapped
by ACB while accepting a bribe of Rs 4 lakh from a builder
A police constable of the same police station was
caught while accepting a bribe of Rs 2000 from a woman.