Pune: A policeman has been caught on allegedly
camera allegedly "stealing" a motorbike from a residential
society compound here.
The bike owner, Avinash Deshmukh, filed a police
complaint after finding his two-wheeler missing this morning.
He also decided to have a look at the footage of the CCTV
camera installed in the compound.
"In the footage of last night, I saw a policeman
removing the bike from the parking lot," he said.
The footage aired on a regional TV channel shows a
policeman in uniform along with a man in plainclothes removing
a motorbike from the parking lot of the Dahanukar Colony.
Deshmukh also alleged that when he went to file his
complaint, the policemen on duty demanded Rs 300 for filing an
FIR and Rs 2,000 for conducting the `panchanama`.
Interestingly, soon afterward the Deshmukh family got
a call from police, saying the stolen bike had been recovered.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Dnyaneshwar Phadtare
said a thorough investigation would be conducted to know under
what circumstances the bike was taken away by police.
He claimed the police were acting on an information
given by a thief who had stolen three bikes that night.
Condemning the incident, Anil Bhosale and Madhuri
Misal, NCP and BJP MLAs from the city, said the incident was
indicative of deteriorating law and order situation in Pune.