ACB arrests police officer while taking bribe from a truck driver

Srinagar, Aug 14: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) team arrested a police officer while accepting bribe from a truck driver here in Kashmir capital Srinagar.

Sources said that sleuths from ACB caught a police officer when he was taking a bribe of Rs 3,000 from a truck driver.

An ACB official while confirming it said that the accused police officer with rank of Sub-Inspector, posted at police station Batamaloo Srinagar has been taken into custody and a formal case of corruption has been registered against him.

Divulging more information about the incident, the ACB official said that despite showing the relevant documents, the police officer demanded bribe from the truck driver who approached Anti Corruption Bureau Srinagar with a written complaint to this effect.

“An FIR vide number 9/2020 was registered in police station ACB Srinagar. Accordingly a trap was laid near Kaman Post Batamaloo Srinagar and the Sub inspector, a resident of Uri Baramulla was caught red handed while receiving the bribe of Rs.3000 in lieu of releasing the documents of the said vehicle which he had retained with him without any reason or rhyme.”

Subsequently, after obtaining the police remand, the accused has been shifted to police station Shaheed Gunj Srinagar for his lodgement.

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