A police constable attached to Nerul police station under Navi Mumbai police commissionerate, was convicted for accepting Rs. 12,000 as bribe and sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by a court.
Thane District Judge MM Walimohammad held Constable Keshav Vikram Patil guilty under Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.
A fine of Rs. 500 was also imposed on him.
Prosecutor Hemlatana Deshmukh told the court that the complainant had a business of repairing mobiles and a shop in Mumbra.
A complaint was made against him of buying and selling stolen mobiles upon which an inquiry was conducted by the police. Subsequently, he was first called to Mumbra, Vikroli and finally at Nerul police station.
At Nerul police station, the accused made a demand of Rs. 12,000 for not arresting him in the mobile theft case, the court was told.
According to the prosecution, the policeman, sensing trouble, took the complainant to an isolated location in a rickshaw and accepted the money from him there, where he was trapped.
The court held that the convict committed offence falling under relevant sections of PC Act of 198.