A head constable with the Chandigarh traffic police was apprehended by a special team of the Chandigarh Police for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 200.
The erring cop has been identified as Jail Singh.
According to police, the accused was caught while accepting bribe at the Sector 45/46 roundabout in a trap laid by a team led by inspector Jaswinder Singh on Sunday night.
Confirming the incident, senior superintendent of police (traffic) Maneesh Chaudhry said a head constable was nabbed in a trap while accepting bribe. He, however, said the allegations were not matching with the recovery made from the cop.
“There are allegations that the cop took Rs 200 as bribe, whereas 1,100 were recovered from his pocket. It was Rs 1,000 and Rs 100 note,” said Chaudhry.
“Deputy superintendent of police (traffic) BS Chadha and DSP (South) Urvija Goel have been given the responsibility of verifying the facts. We have to be just and fair and a case will be made out only after proper verification of facts,” said Chaudhry.
A rush job?
The first raid carried out by the police was marred by confusion and controversy. The incident also brought to fore poor execution on part of the local police as the allegations did not match the recovery. The trap was laid without proper verification.
Following the incidents of corruption, the Chandigarh traffic police had directed the traffic DSPs, inspectors and vigilance staff to carry out surprise checks at their level to weed out corruption.
A special team had also been constituted for it.
The traffic police intend to lay one trap a week to catch cops taking bribe. The other measure planned to check corruption, include scrutiny of postings of traffic cops, sting operations and surprise checks.