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CBI arrests Delhi Police SI for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested a sub-inspector of the Delhi Police in connection with a bribery case, where the policeman had demanded Rs 20 lakh for settling a case against the complainant, officials here said.

The probe agency said that the complainant in the case had a case pending with the Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police. While Vivek Yadav, the accused policeman was not investigating the complainant's case, he had claimed that he can get "the matter settled" if he was paid Rs 20 lakh in bribe.

The accused policeman, who was posted in the 3rd Battalion of Police Line Vikas Puri, had claimed that he would get the complainant's case settled with the help of another police official at Delhi Police's EOW branch.

However, like most of the CBI's cases, where corrupt police officials have been caught by agency sleuths in a trap, accepting the bribe amount red-handed, Yadav's case is somewhat different.

The accused policeman had, in fact, asked the complainant to deposit the bribe amount in his own bank account which inadvertently led to his arrest.

When the complainant said that he would not be able to pay the whole bribe amount of Rs 20 lakh, he decided to deposit Rs 1 lakh in Yadav's bank account instead, following which CBI official arrested him.

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