Gujarat: Woman Cop Arrested for Taking Bribe From Rape Accused

The SI reportedly accepted a bribe for not charging the accused under the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act

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A woman sub-inspector with the Mahila police station in Ahemedabad West has been arrested for reportedly accepting a Rs 20 lakh bribe from a rape accused in a 2019 case, cops said on Sunday, 5 July.

According to a PTI report, the cop had allegedly demanded Rs 35 lakh from the brother of one Kenal Shah against whom she was investigating rape charges. She reportedly made the demand for not booking Shah’s brother under provisions of the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act that allowed the police to jail an accused outside of their native district.

Jadeja reportedly accepted Rs 20 lakh through middlemen in February and had demanded an additional Rs 15 lakh. The cop was arrested on Friday and a case was registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

After being produced before a sessions court on Saturday, the court remanded Jadeja to 3-day police remand whereas the police had sought custody for a week, public prosecutor Sudhir Brahmbhatt reportedly said.

"The main point is the police need to recover Rs 20 lakh accepted by the accused. So far, the investigation has revealed the bribe money was accepted by a middleman," the prosecutor said.

An accused in two separate rape cases, Shah is the managing director of a crop solutions company in Ahmedabad.

(With inputs from PTI)

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