Archana Jatkar, Judicial Magistrate of First Class at Wadgaon Maval Court in Pune, had been arrested for taking bribery for managing the pending case before her court.
The state anti-corruption bureau arrested her from the above-mentioned place on Thursday in a corruption case.
On January 13, Shubhvari Gaikwad who is pretending herself as a court staffer arrested by officers of the Anti-corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting bribery of Rs 2.5 lakhs from one Swapnil Shevkar for managing his pending case in Wadgaon Maval Court, Pune.
According to the Anti-corruption Bureau, Swapnil Shevkar is a farmer and owner of the milk collection centre at Wadgaon Maval. Shubhvari Gaikwad approached shevkar in connection to his case pending in wadgaon maval court. She pretended as Mahtre Madam and demanded Rs 2.5 lakhs, assured him that she would manage the court and judgement would be in his favour.
Swapnil filed a complaint in the anti-corruption bureau about the incident. ACB made a plan to grab Shubhvari with money.
According to the plan she was arrested while taking 50,000 rupees composed of dummy notes. During investigation suspicious connection is seen between Gaikwad and Archana Jatkar (Judicial Magistrate of First Class).
On investigation of the call details of Jakkar, there were 140 calls between the complainant, Jatkar and Gaikwad.
Jatkar approached the sessions court in Pune and Bombay High Court for anticipatory bail. But both the courts rejected her application for anticipatory bail.
Archana Jatkar surrendered before the special court, from where she was arrested by the anti-corruption bureau for further investigation in the case.