Woman PSI arrested for taking Rs 20 lakh bribe in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, July 6

A girl police sub-inspector (PSI) 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 mentioned 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, in opposition to whom she was investigating a rape case registered in 2019, a police official mentioned.

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 mentioned.

As per the First Information Report (FIR) lodged by the town crime department, Jadeja accepted Rs 20 lakh by way of a intermediary and demanded a further 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 mentioned.

She was arrested on Friday and a case was registered in opposition to her beneath the Prevention of Corruption Act, the official mentioned.

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

The court docket, nonetheless, granted three-day remand to the police for additional investigation, public prosecutor Sudhir Brahmbhatt mentioned.

“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 mentioned.

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


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