3 Cops Sentenced To 3 Years For Taking Bribe Of Rs6k

| Updated: February 11, 2023 2:52 pm

A designated court sentenced three policemen convicted of taking Rs 6,000 bribe to three years rigorous imprisonment in Rajkot. However, the trio were granted instant bail by the court to allow them to appeal against the verdict.

Babu Vasava, Kishan Gamit and Anesh Chaudhary were assistant sub-inspector (ASI), armed head constable and armed constable respectively with the Surat city police when they took Rs 6,000 bribe from one Amit Dave outside the Old Court building in Rajkot on November 19, 2012.

The court of Bharat Jadav, special judge for Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) cases, pronounced the trio guilty under the Prevention of Corruption Act’s Sections 7 (public servant taking gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act) , 12 (abetment of offences defined in Section 7), 13(1)(d) (criminal misconduct by a public servant by obtaining for himself or for any other person any valuable thing or any pecuniary gains by corrupt or illegal means) and 13(2)(punishment criminal misconduct by public servant) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

Currently, Vasava, Gamit and Chaudhary are serving in the Rajkot Rural police, Patan district police and Junagadh district police respectively.

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