Mumbai: A police sub-inspector, posted in
naxal-infested Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, has been
arrested in connection with the rape of a 21-year-old wife of
an Australian national working in an airline here and for
extorting money from her, police said on Tuesday.
Accused, Manoj Londe, who was booked on the charges of
rape and extortion following the complaint filed by the victim
on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday in Vinoba
Bhave police station in Central Mumbai, has been arrested,
Deputy Police Commissioner Sheila Sail told PTI here.
She however, refused to divulge further details on his
According to the FIR, Londe threatened the woman of
posting some of the video clips of her taken in the
compromising positions on Internet, police said.
The victim is an Indian national who married an
Australian. Police said the victim had first met Londe about
two-and-a-half years ago in Vinoba Bhave police station where
he was posted then. The duo subsequently became friends and
started having an affair that continued for over two years.
The woman claimed that Londe, who is also married, later
started demanding money from her and also threatened of
releasing the MMS clips on Internet if she did not shell out
money as and when needed by him, said Vineet Agarwal,
Additional Police Commissioner.
After the threats, the victim started avoiding him. Even
after he was transferred to Gadchiroli district over a year
ago, he continued to blackmail her and forced her to have
physical relationship, police said.
The victim claimed that last week, Londe came to Mumbai
and beat her up. Subsequently the matter was enquired and a
FIR was lodged against the inspector, Agarwal added.