Ahmedabad: A case has been registered against two police inspectors and an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) in Gujarat’s Junagadh district for demanding a bribe of Rs 25 lakh from a Kerala resident to get his bank account reactivated. A police officer gave this information. He said the First Information Report was filed after internal investigation revealed that the accused had ‘frozen’ about 335 bank accounts in the name of investigation and when an account holder contacted them, they allegedly extorted money from him. tried.
Case registered under sections of Prevention of Corruption Act
Based on a complaint filed by Inspector S.N.Gohil from the office of Junagadh Range Inspector General (IG) Nilesh Jajadia, Junagadh ‘B’ Division Police has arrested City Police Inspector Taral Bhatt, Junagadh’s Special Operations Group (SOG) Cyber An FIR was registered against Crime Cell Inspector AM Gohil and ASI Deepak Jani. Complainant Inspector S N Gohil said that the Indian Penal Code sections 167 (making false document by public servant with intent to cause hurt), 465 (forgery), 385 (putting a person in fear for the purpose of extortion), 120 B. (Criminal conspiracy) and an FIR has been registered under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
No arrest as of now
“Both A M Gohil and Jani have already been suspended from service,” he said. However, no arrests have been made so far.” According to the FIR, Karthik Bhandari, a resident of Kerala, came to know in December 2023 that the bank had banned transactions from his bank account. According to this, the bank officials told them that this was done on the orders of the Cyber Crime Cell of Junagadh Police. According to the FIR, when Bhandari approached police officials in Junagadh, they asked for some documents. He then contacted Jani and AM Gohil at the SOG office in Junagadh on 16 January.
Showed fear of ED
According to this, Jani allegedly told Bhandari that his account had been ‘frozen’ as “secret information was received from the Enforcement Directorate (ED)” about suspicious transactions worth crores of rupees and Rs 25 lakh. Demanded a bribe of Rs. According to the FIR, when Bhandari said he could arrange only Rs three to four lakh, Jani allegedly said that other account holders had paid up to Rs 20 lakh to get their accounts activated, and their Senior officers will not accept Rs 3-4 lakh. It said inspector A M Gohil allegedly threatened to send the case to the ED. As per the advice of his lawyer, Bhandari approached the area IG and submitted an application to get his account activated. IG Jajadiya asked Inspector SN Gohil to investigate. Inspector SN Gohil said that after investigation, a case was registered against the accused. (Language)
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