A case has been registered against an assistant commissioner of police posted in Pune for allegedly extorting Rs 40,000 from a youth in Satara district of Maharashtra, a politician said. Bhuinj police headquarters in Satara has registered the case during this connection against ACP Deepak Humbre, who was attached to the Special Branch . Humbre had been on "compulsory leave" for the last few months after an inquiry was pending in reference to a case against him, police said.
"Despite being on compulsory leave, Humbre visited Bhuinj police headquarters in Satara on May 17 in uniform. While he was there, officials from the police headquarters had called three local youths for inquiry during a firing case," the official said. "After the inquiry, the youths were allowed to travel . However, one among the youths later allegedly received a call from Humbre, who demanded Rs 50,000 from them. The ACP assured that the youth wouldn't face any trouble within the case if he gave him money, and told him that he knows the cops concerned and may settle the matter," the official added.
The deal was then settled for Rs 40,000 and therefore the youth gave cash to him, he said. "The youths were again involved an inquiry at the police headquarters . The youth then lodged a complaint of extortion against the ACP," he said. Joint Commissioner of Police, Ravindra Shisave, said that an inquiry was initiated against Humbre, who is close to retire within the next 35 days and therefore the report has been sent to DGP office in Mumbai for further action.