Corrupt senior police inspector in India nabbed in entrapment operation by Anti-Corruption Bureau
Dec 30, 2015 07:44 AM EST
A senior police inspector in India was arrested by members of the country's Anti-Corruption Bureau or ACB on Tuesday for bribery charges. The disgraced law enforcer was apprehended after his victim coordinated with the agency.
According to DNA India, Subhash Chavan of the MHB police station in Borivali West, Mumbai, was soliciting money from a local studio owner. The news site noted that the 58-year-old officer was asking the owner to present his business license and other documents for his studio.
After seeing the papers, Chavan reportedly told the owner of the establishments that his operations were illegal and prohibited him from shooting videos inside the studio. But, the law enforcer allegedly told the studio owner that he is willing to ignore the violations if he would pay him RS4 lakh, or around $6,000.
The owner of the studio then contacted the ACB to report the incident. With the help of the businessman, officials from the bureau coordinated an entrapment operation to catch Chavan in the act of taking the bribe.
After planning out the operation, the studio owner agreed to meet Chavan to give him RS3 lakh or $4,500. Immediately after the officer took the bribe, operatives of the ACB swarmed in and arrested Chavan, Times of India has learned.
According to officials from the bureau, the senior police inspector was nearing his retirement. This is probably one of the main reasons why he tried to take money from the victim.
The arrest of Chavan is the latest corruption case closed by the ACB in the country this month. Earlier in December, the agency arrested two police officers who were demanding money from a man in exchange for the freedom of his brother, who was in prison at that time, Business Standard reported. Like the studio owner, the man also reported the incident to the ACB which immediately led to the arrest of the two officers.