the Indian police sub-inspector had demanded a bribe of £500
An Indian police sub-inspector threatened officials with a pistol after he was caught taking a bribe.
The incident took place in the Raigad district of Maharashtra on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
Sub Inspector Ganesh Kandekar, after being caught accepting a bribe, threatened Maharashtra Police’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials with his service pistol.
He then rammed his bike into them, before fleeing the scene with the £250 bribe.
A police constable was left injured, and a manhunt is underway to bring Ganesh Kandekar to justice.
According to ACB officials, a complaint was lodged regarding an alleged bribe demand from Sub-Inspector Kandekar.
The complaint said that the Indian police sub-inspector had demanded a bribe of £500 to register a case on Monday, March 22, 2021.
ACB officials then set a trap, catching Kandekar red-handed accepting a part-payment of £250.
However, Kandekar became suspicious when the ACB team tried to apprehend him, and he tried to flee the scene.
Kandekar also allegedly tried to take out his service pistol when approached by the ACB officials, a police inspector, and a constable.
The police constable stopped Kandekar from drawing his gun.
However, the sub-inspector then rammed his bike into the constable before fleeing with the bribe money.
A case has been registered with the Raigad ACB, and a manhunt for Sub-Inspector Ganesh Kandekar has been launched.
Indian police officials being arrested for accepting bribes is not uncommon.
This incident follows India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arresting a sub-inspector for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe.
Sub-Inspector Hemant Khanduri was posted at the Cantt Police Station in Dehradun.
The CBI arrested him for allegedly accepting a bribe of £1,000.
According to the CBI, Hemant Khanduri demanded a £5,000 bribe from a Chandigarh-based taxi driver.
The bribe was demanded in return for not taking action against him in a case lodged at Cantt Police Station.
The taxi driver approached the CBI with a complaint, and a trap was laid in Chandigarh to arrest the sub-inspector.
Speaking of the incident, CBI spokesperson RC Joshi said:
“A case was registered on a complaint alleging that Khanduri was demanding a bribe of Rs 5 lakh (£5,000) from the complainant for not taking action against him whose name had cropped up in a case of cheating lodged at the Cantt Police Station, Dehradun.”
According to Joshi, Khanduri “was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh (£1,000) as part payment.”
Police also searched two residences belonging to Hament Khanduri, recovering multiple incriminating documents.