On August 14 however police officers, in a bid to earn praise and a reward, allegedly deliberately arrested Babu’s brother Badiya Munna instead, who has no criminal record. The innocent man was detained at the police station for three days.
Advocate L K Narvare said they filed a petition on August 17 against the police for the illegal detention of Badiya but the police claimed he was Babu. Shortly after the real Babu surrendered to a magistrate and submitted proof of his identity and affidavits to support his claim.
Narvare says the entire incident happened because the cops wanted a Rs.500 reward and praise from their seniors.