Gujarat: Woman SI arrested for demanding Rs 20 lakh bribe

AHMEDABAD: A lady police sub-inspector (PSI) was detained for reportedly accepting a bribe of INR 20 lakh from a rape charged for not charging him within the Prevention of Anti-Social Operations Act, police officer said on Sun..

Shweta Jadeja, who has been the in charge of Mahila PS (police station) in Ahmedabad-West, had reportedly insisted INR 35 lakh from that brother of Kenal Shah, over whom she has been interrogating a rape complaint lodged in 2019, a police officer said.

She insisted the amount for not booking Shah under provisions of the Prevention of Anti-Social Operations Act (PASA) Act, where the police could send an charged to a jail outdoor his own local dist., he stated.

According to the 1st Info Record (FIR) registered by this city offence branch, Jadeja agreed INR 20 lakh using a agent & insisted an extra INR 15 lakh from that rape complaint charged.

The complainer gave INR 20 lakh to Jadeja in Feb, & she has been enforcing him to pay the rest money, the FIR stated.

She has been detained on Fri. & a complaint has been lodged over her within the Prevention of Corruption Act, the officer said.

She has been on Sat. produced before a sessions court where police sought her remand for 7 days.

The court, although, granted three-day remand to the police for furthermore inquiry, people prosecutor Sudhir Brahmbhatt stated.

“The main point is the police want to recover INR 20 lakh agreed by this charged.

Till now, the inquiry has disclosed the bribe amount has been agreed by a agent,” the prosecutor stated.

Shah is the managing director of a crop resolution firm in Ahmedabad & is facing 2 separate rape instances under Indian Penal Code Segment 376, 1 of that has been being investigated by Jadeja.