Woman SI arrested for taking Rs 20 lakh bribe from rape accused in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, July 6

A lady police sub-inspector (SI) has been arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20 lakh from a rape accused for not charging him beneath the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act, police stated on Sunday.

Shweta Jadeja, who was the in-charge of Mahila police station in Ahmedabad-West, had allegedly demanded Rs 35 lakh from the brother of Kenal Shah, towards whom she was investigating a rape case registered in 2019, a police official stated.

She demanded the cash for not reserving Shah beneath provisions of the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act (PASA) Act, the place the police can ship an accused to a jail exterior his native district, he stated.

As per the First Information Report (FIR) lodged by town crime department, Jadeja accepted Rs 20 lakh by means of a intermediary and demanded an extra Rs 15 lakh from the rape case accused.

The complainant gave Rs 20 lakh to Jadeja in February, and she or he was forcing him to pay the remaining quantity, the FIR stated.

She was arrested on Friday and a case was registered towards her beneath the Prevention of Corruption Act, the official stated.

She was on Saturday produced earlier than a classes courtroom the place police sought her remand for seven days.

The courtroom, nevertheless, granted three-day remand to the police for additional investigation, public prosecutor Sudhir Brahmbhatt stated.

“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 stated.

Shah is the managing director of a crop resolution firm in Ahmedabad and is going through two separate rape circumstances beneath Indian Penal Code Section 376, certainly one of which was being investigated by Jadeja. —PTI


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