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HC dismisses plea against three officers facing extortion charges

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |

December 13, 2020 4:35:40 am





Mane, presently senior inspector (unit XI), stated, “The allegations against me had been baseless and I’m relieved that the HC dismissed the writ petition.

THE BOMBAY High Court final month dismissed a writ petition searching for that an FIR be registered against three policemen for allegedly extorting from an individual that they had arrested. The HC in its order, dismissing the petition, said that the complainant had different cures like approaching the Justice of the Peace court docket searching for registration of offence. The complainant has stated they’re deciding whether or not to method the Justice of the Peace court docket or Supreme Court against the order.

The Indian Express on May 19 had reported in regards to the allegations against the three officers, together with the then senior inspector (unit X) Sunil Mane. The complainant had filed a writ petition alleging that on October 27 final yr, the police officers had taken a bribe of Rs 18.50 lakh to not cost him in a dishonest case. He alleged that they demanded extra money and when he refused to pay, he was charged in a case and arrested.

Eventually the complainant was launched on bail on April 22, a day after a chargesheet was filed against him. The complainant later approached the HC. The HC in its order not offering aid sought by the complainant said the “availability of alternate efficacious remedy” as the explanation behind dismissing the writ petition.

The HC referred to Supreme Court judgments stating that the complainant might method the Justice of the Peace court docket underneath Section 156 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure searching for instructions for an FIR to be registered. The complainant’s lawyer Okay H Giri stated, “We are deciding whether to approach the magistrate court or approach the Supreme Court. We will decide on it soon.”

Mane, presently senior inspector (unit XI), stated, “The allegations against me were baseless and I am relieved that the HC dismissed the writ petition. The baseless allegations in this case were also used by other accused who I have arrested to tarnish my reputation built over years of good work.”

Soon after the allegations Mane was transferred to the Modus Operandi Bureau, thought-about a side-posting, earlier than being transferred as senior inspector of unit XI.

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