The Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau has booked an inspector and an ASI for allegedly allowing substantial quantities of liquor to illegally enter Gujarat. One middleman has been nabbed in the case, while the cops remain absconding.
The ACB conducted a decoy operation to unearth illicit trafficking of liquor exposed alleged corrupt practices of Inspector KN Goswami of the Una police station.
The ACB had planted decoys at all entry points to Gujarat from neighbouring states Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and the Union Territories of Diu and Daman.
The ACB-arranged decoy at Gogha Check Post at the Diu border helped nab middleman Nilesh Tadvi who allegedly collected money from bootleggers and delivered them to Inspector Goswami and ASI Nilesh Chaganbhai. The accused were seen escaping the scene when the decoy ACB team struck them.
Top sources in the ACB said that the agency is planning to deploy such decoys at all entry and exit points of the state to curb the influx of illegal liquor. In-charge ACB Director DGP Shamsher Singh emphasised a stringent crackdown on corruption, saying “Such decoys will be deployed when we observe unusual activities or detect significant quantities of illegal substances at specific locations.”
DGP Singh told Mirror that Inspector Goswami’s chats with middleman Nilesh regarding collection of money from bootleggers have been recovered from Nilesh’s mobile phone. The inspector has been summoned twice, but he has not appeared before the ACB. Instead, he went on sick leave. “We will issue third summon to Inspector Goswami for questioning, and if he fails to appear, we will declare him an absconder,” said DGP Singh.
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