Srinagar: A Jammu and Kashmir police Sub Inspector was arrested on Thursday for taking a bribe from a truck driver in Srinagar.
In a statement, Anti Corruption Bureau JK said that a truck driver, who had parked his vehicle in Batamaloo Srinagar, was asked by a Sub Inspector of Police attached to Police station Batamaloo to produce the relevant documents of the vehicle.
The complainant showed the relevant documents to the Sub Inspector but the said police officer instead demanded a bribe of Rs 3000, to return back the same documents.
The complainant meanwhile approached Anti Corruption Bureau Srinagar with a written complaint to this effect and a case FIR No 09 of 2020 U/S 13 & 7 PC Act r/w 161 IPC was registered in P/S ACB Srinagar.
Accordingly, a trap was laid near Kaman Post Batamaloo Srinagar and the police officer identified as Farooq Ahmad Abassi, son of Mohammad Akbar Abassi, a resident of Binyar Uri Baramulla, presently posted in Police station Batamaloo, was caught red-handed while receiving the bribe money of Rs 3000, in lieu of releasing the documents of the said vehicle which he had retained with him without any reason.
Subsequently, after obtaining the police remand, the accused was shifted to police station Shaheed Gunj Srinagar for his lodgment.
ACB said that further investigations in this regard are going on.
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