Pune: A policeman has been caught on camera allegedly stealing a motorbike from a residential society compound in Pune. The bike owner, Avinash Deshmukh, filed a police complaint after finding his two-wheeler missing on Tuesday morning. He also decided to have a look at the footage of the CCTV camera installed in the compound.
"In the footage of last night, I saw a policeman removing the bike from the parking lot," he said. The footage shows a policeman in uniform along with a man in plainclothes removing a motorbike from the parking lot of the Dahanukar Colony.
Deshmukh also alleged that when he went to file his complaint, the policemen on duty demanded Rs 300 for filing an FIR and Rs 2,000 for conducting the 'panchanama'. Interestingly, soon afterward the Deshmukh family got a call from police, saying the stolen bike had been recovered. Deputy Commissioner of Police Dnyaneshwar Phadtare said a thorough investigation would be conducted to know under what circumstances the bike was taken away by police. He claimed the police were acting on information given by a thief who had stolen three bikes that night.
Condemning the incident, Anil Bhosale and Madhuri Misal, NCP and BJP MLAs from the city, said the incident was indicative of deteriorating law and order situation in Pune.
(With additional inputs from PTI)