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Woman cop caught receiving Rs 20,000 bribe

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Nagpur: A woman sub-inspector attached to Ambazari Police Station here was caught red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from an accused in a domestic violence case, the Anti-Corruption Bureau said here today.

According to the ACB, the policewoman– Archana Laxmanrao Waghmare (33)– demanded a bribe of Rs 50,000 from accused Hardeep Singh Arora, who is facing a domestic violence case.

Waghmare demanded the sum to offer a positive opinion in hearing on confirmation of bail before the Bombay High Court, Nagpur bench.

Arora and his family had been booked for torture and harassment on a complaint by his wife.

The High Court had granted Arora ad-interim bail and fixed hearing for the confirmation later this week.

Fed up by the constant demands, Arora approached the ACB and offered her the initial installment amount as per the trap set by the agency.

She was nabbed yesterday while accepting the amount in the presence of witnesses at an eatery within the jurisdiction of her police station, the ACB said in a release.

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