FIR against two for threatening accuser

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 25 January 2019

The complainant in the Rs 1.7 crore bribery case related to the Pune deputy director (land records) has lodged an FIR against two persons for allegedly threatening him with a revolver at the Central Building, where ACB office is located, for registering the case.

Pune: The complainant in the Rs 1.7 crore bribery case related to the Pune deputy director (land records) has lodged an FIR against two persons for allegedly threatening him with a revolver at the Central Building, where ACB office is located, for registering the case. 

On December 26 last year, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Pune unit, had arrested lawyer Rohit Shende for allegedly demanding the bribe to get favourable order from the deputy director.

As per the FIR registered with the Bundgarden police station, the two persons had threatened the complainant, who is also a lawyer, on December 27. However, he could not muster the courage to register case in this regard. He filed the complaint on Wednesday. The two persons Bartakke and Shaha have been booked for various offences under different sections of Indian Penal Code. 

About the bribery case, ACB Deputy Superintendent of Police Suhas Nadgouda had earlier informed the court that Shende had accepted the money claiming it is for the deputy director.
 
The complainant in the case is also a lawyer who has the power of attorney for land, estimated to be worth Rs 100 crore, at Parvati. Shende had demanded a bribe of Rs 2 crore from the complainant for getting him a favourable order from the deputy director, where the land dispute is pending. Even before the order in the case was to be pronounced, officials from the deputy director office and Shende discussed its content with the complainant. 

The complaint was lodged on November 22, 2018, and since then the ACB is working on the case.

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