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Pune: Police officer lands in ACB trap

AURANGABAD: An assistant police inspector serving with Hingoli police on Thursday used to be arrested through the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) after his role surfaced in a case registered over two months ago.

Realising that he'll be arrested, the officer, Madhav Korantalu, fled from the ACB place of job most effective to be nabbed following a chase through ACB’s deputy superintendent of police Ravindra Thorat and his subordinates who have been status outside the place of job.

This is the second one time in a span of five years that Korantalu has landed in ACB’s lure. He used to be previous arrested whilst serving as police sub-inspector at Aurangabad town’s Waluj police station.

After being arrested, Korantalu claimed of being acquitted within the first anti-corruption case for which he used to be arrested in Aurangabad. However, government maintained that they have been trying to verify his claim.

Nanded Superintendent of Police (ACB) Sanjay Latkar informed that the nabbed policeman used to be heading Goregaon police station in Sengaon tehsil of Hingoli district.

Korantalu used to be produced sooner than a court on Friday following which he used to be remanded to judicial custody. However, he instantly moved a bail plea sooner than the court and the same used to be granted.

In this case, already 3 accused including Korantalu’s non-public driving force, village police patil and a constable from his police station have been arrested on December 28. During the probe, the ACB discovered that the assistant police inspector used to be in touch over phone with the suspects who have been hard the bribe from a tractor proprietor.

Thorat mentioned that on the night time of December 24, a tractor proprietor used to be wearing some sand in his vehicle when he used to be intercepted through the suspect constable. The tractor proprietor used to be requested to park the tractor on the police station premises, however the driving force left for home.

The next day, the tractor driving force used to be summoned and he used to be threatened with slapping of charges for stealing the seized tractor from the police station. The police also illegally seized the tractor proprietor’s motorbike.

On verification of the criticism made through the tractor proprietor, it got here to fore that the accused police Patil demanded Rs80,000 for resolving the subject, the constable demanded Rs60,000, whilst the officer’s non-public driving force sought Rs50,000 for releasing his motorbike and not registering an offence for stealing the tractor from police station premise.

Accordingly, an offence used to be registered on December 28, 2018 and the trio used to be arrested and later released in bail. It used to be during the process investigation it got here to fore that Korantalu used to be constantly in touch over phone with the suspects.

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