Maharashtra: Cop demands Rs 40,000 from man to find his missing 17-year-old daughter

An assistant police inspector of the Maharashtra Police has been suspended for allegedly demanding money to trace a missing 17-year-old girl.

Beed: An assistant police inspector, posted at Dindrud police station in Maharashtra’s Beed district, has been placed under suspension for allegedly demanding a sum of Rs 40,000 from a man whose 17-year-old daughter has gone missing. The accused cop, reportedly, made the said demand through a middleman.

As per reports, the teenage girl, a native of Belura village, had gone missing last month, following which her family lodged a missing complaint at the Dindrud police station. Based on the complaint, a case was filed, but there wasn’t any development, forcing the missing teenager’s father to make rounds of the police station.

After noticing that the girl’s father’s visiting the police station, API Anil Gavhankar, through a middleman, demanded Rs 40,000 to trace the missing teenager. The girl’s poor father borrowed Rs 15,000 to pay the cop. Eight days passed but there wasn’t any progress in the case. Thereafter, the middleman hankered for more money. The girl’s father then arranged Rs 10,000 and gave it to the middleman, according to a report published by The Times of India.

“Despite paying Rs25,000, the suspect middlemen continued to demand the remaining amount for bringing back the missing girl. Unable to arrange the money the missing girl’s father lodged a complaint with the SP and also submitted the call recording with the middlemen,” the report published by TOI stated. Consequently, the Beed SP placed the assistant police inspector Gavhankar and ordered an inquiry against him.

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