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Absconder bribe-taking cop held

Friday, 15 August 2014 - 5:50am IST | Agency: dna

The assistant police inspector of Khar, who jumped out of his building when Anti Corruption Bureau officials tried to nab him accepting a bribe of Rs20,000 last week, has finally surrendered. The builder, with whom he had connived to extort money from the agent, has also surrendered. Both the accused, API Subhash Samant and builder, Vicky Arora, surrendered at the ACB office in Worli on Thursday morning.

"We arrested the duo and produced them before the magistrate court. They have been remanded to police custody till August 16. The duo had been moving around from one place to another over the last ten days," said Vishwas Nangre Patil, additional commissioner of police, ACB. The police will be questioning the duo to find out whether they have connived together in the past to extort money. The police found cash and valuables including electronic equipment from Samanth's home. The ACB has also confirmed that the alleged rape case was false as the complainant in the case does not exist. "We verified the number in the application, which belonged to Arora's employee. They had fabricated the name," said Patil

API Subhash Samant, along with his senior, PI Mahendra Narlekar, had allegedly connived with a builder, Vicky Arora and his accomplices, to extort money from a real estate agent and grab his office space in Khar West. Narlekar had surrendered before the ACB two days ago. Samant and Narlker had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs50 lakh from the agent to settle an alleged rape case in which he was shown as the accused.

When the real estate agent refused to vacate his office space, Arora and his accomplices befriended him and took him to a farm house in Dahanu, where Arora filmed the agent get intimate with one of the women he had brought.

Armed with the clip, Arora colluded with Samant and Nerlekar to trap the agent. The cops summoned the agent claiming that the woman he met at Dahanu had filed a rape case against him. They then demanded Rs50 lakh and his office to settle the case.

Samant called the agent to his residence on Carter Road, Bandra, with original documents of the office and Rs10 lakh as a first installment. The complainant was sent with Rs20,000 and blank notes in between, by the ACB on Monday evening.

After the transaction at Samant's house, an ACB official tried to enter his house at the govt police quarters. However, Samant managed to lock the door from inside. By the time the ACB sleuths broke open the door, Samant had jumped through the AC window and escaped. Arora's accomplices, Mahesh Kamble and Robin Gonsalvis are still on the run.

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