A woman police Sub-Inspector (PSI) in Ahmedabad has been arrested for allegedly taking Rs 35 lakh as bribe from a rape accused for not charging him under the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act. An FIR was booked against Ahmedabad-West Mahila police station in-charge Shweta Jadeja for allegedly demanding Rs 35 lakh from a rape accused.
According to the FIR, two women employees of a private company in Ahmedabad had filed a rape complaint on the company’s Managing Director, Kenal Shah. The FIR said that Shweta Jadeja, during the investigation of the case, demanded a bribe of Rs 35 lakh from the accused. She demanded the money for not booking Shah under provisions of the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act (PASA) Act, where the police can send an accused to a jail outside his native district.
Shweta Jadeja demanded Rs 35 lakh from the Kenal Shah’s brother, Bhavesh, against whom she was investigating a rape case registered in 2019. Shweta Jadeja called Bhavesh to demand the bribe and both sides agreed on Rs 20 lakh. Jadeja accepted Rs 20 lakh through a middleman and demanded an additional Rs 15 lakh from the rape case accused. The complainant gave Rs 20 lakh to Jadeja in February, and she was forcing him to pay the remaining amount. She was arrested on Friday and a case was registered against her under the Prevention of Corruption Act. On Saturday she was produced before a session’s court where police sought her remand for seven days.