Ggn sub-inspector caught taking Rs 2 lakh bribe
The state vigilance department on Monday arrested Krishna Kumar, a Sub Inspector who was deputed at Sohna police station in the outskirts of Gurugram for asking a bribe of Rs 2 lakh from the complainant.
Kumar was pressurising the complainants Savita and Gulbir Singh for paying a bribe of Rs 2 lakh. He was later caught accepting Rs 10,000 from the complainants after the trap was set to catch him red handed. The matter came into light after aspersions were cast against Savita who had won the post of village head in Bashariya village in Sohna.
Her opponents had cited that Savita had given fake documents and had registered the complaint at Sohna Police Station where the case was given to Sub Inspector Krishna Kumar.
On getting the case, the police personnel asked for a bribe of Rs 2 lakh for not pursuing the case and also threatened that if the bribe is not paid, he will register an FIR against them.
Upon being pressurised for giving a bribe, Savita and Gulbir approached the State Vigilance Department and complained.
"What has happened is an unfortunate incident. However, the Gurugram Police are very firm in handling matters of corruption.
"The moment this complaint was given our team swung into action and laid a trap for the official so that he can get arrested red handed," said a senior official from Gurugram Police. This is not for the first time when Gurugram Police has found its officials to be mired in corruption.
For long it has been suspected that police officials are in cahoots with dreaded gangsters in Bhondsi jail and allow them to carry out illegal activities within its premises.
Taking cognisance of corruption in various department of Gurugram police, Sandeep Khirwar, the Gurugram Police Commissioner had recently mentioned that officers with clean image will be deputed in the post that require public dealings.
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