ACB files chargesheet against police sub inspector for demanding, accepting bribe

Jammu, June 24: Anti-Corruption Bureau J&K on Thursday produced charge-sheet against a police Sub Inspector, formed in-charge Police Post Rajouri City, in a trap case.

“Anti-Corruption Bureau Rajouri, has produced Chargesheet against accused in-service public servant namely Suresh Sharma S/O Parshotam Kumar R/O Saran, Gho Manahasa Tehsil Marh District Jammu, Sub Inspector, J&K Police, then Incharge Police Post, Rajouri City before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Rajouri in case FIR No.02/2019 under section 5(1) (d) r/w section 5(2), 4-A of J&K PC Act Samvat, 2006 registered in P/S ACB Rajouri,” a spokesman of the ACB in a statement.

As per ACB, on 6 September 2019, a written complaint was received in the office of SSP (PR) ACB Jammu regarding demand of bribe by Sharma for helping in investigation of a “false case” registered in police station Rajouri.

“The complainant visited PP Rajouri City on 05-09-2019 and enquired the matter from SI Suresh Sharma who demanded Rs. three lakhs from him for helping his uncle during investigation of the case otherwise said SI would be harassing his uncle who was in his custody,” the ACB said. After negotiation, the SI agreed to accept Rs. one lakh as advance and rest of the amount would be paid to him after bail out of Sharanjit Singh, it said.

“On the receipt of the complaint, a case FIR No. 02/2019 was registered and a trap team was constituted, which laid a successful trap. The accused was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs.01 lakh in presence of independent witnesses and trap team members.”

The accused person was arrested on spot, the ACB said. “Thereafter, he was released on bail granted by Court. Investigation conducted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau proved the allegations of corruption charges against the accused.”

After completing the investigation of case, sanction for launching of prosecution of the accused was also obtained from the competent authority and Anti-Corruption Bureau J&K produced charge sheet against the accused.

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