Two brothers, who were arrested for offering bribe to a police officer, were acquitted on Thursday by Sessions Court in Mumbai.Sunil Goenka, 45, and Shashi Goenka, 50, were arrested in July 2009 for trying to bribe Sunil Kokil, the then senior police officer at MRA marg police station to stop an investigation against them in a cheating and forgery case.The cheating complaint was filed by Sunil’s brother-in-law Mukesh Bansilal Zaveri in the MRA police station. According to Zaveri’s complaint, Sunil and his wife made a fake will and took jewellery worth crores from the locker of Bank of India at Fort by forging signature of their father, Bansilal, while he was in ICU. Fearing of arrest, Sunil and his brother Shashi reached police station and tried to offer bribe to Kokil. “The accused came to know about our investigation and were sacred of being arrested. On June 23, Sunil first offered me Rs 2.5lakh to close the matter. He then had approached me on June 28 with his elder brother Shashi and offered Rs5 lakh. They then approached me with Rs 5 lakh for ignoring the case and Rs 5 lakh to lodge a complaint against the Mukesh,” Kokil said.Kokil then approached the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and registered a case against the two.
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