Ex-DIG gets 5-year jail for bribery

Published: 11th April 2013 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2013 08:34 AM   |  A+A-

In a first for Maharashtra, an IPS officer has been convicted on bribery charges levelled by a subordinate officer. DIG A K Jain was on Wednesday sentenced to five years’ rigorous imprisonment for taking a Rs 3-lakh bribe.

A special anti-corruption court, which also sentenced Jain’s chartered accountant Prassanna Lodha, ordered the senior police officer to pay a fine of Rs 1.5 lakh.

It was Inspector Sanjeev Kokil who approached the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) against Jain after the latter demanded Rs 5 lakh for helping him escape disciplinary action.

In 2000, then Mumbai Police Commissioner M N Singh had initiated a crackdown on bars and restaurants that remained opened beyond the permissible hours. On the night of May 21, police raided a bar that fell under the limits of the Byculla police station, where Inspector Kokil was posted. The Police Commissioner ordered a departmental probe against the officers of the Byculla station, including Kokil.

After the probe report was forwarded to Jain, then an Additional Commissioner in Mumbai, he issued a show-cause notice to Kokil.


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