Two retired Delhi policemen have been sentenced to varying jail terms by a Delhi court for taking a bribe of Rs. 1,200 four years ago from a constable to get him posted in the mounted wing of the force.
Special judge BR Kedia sentenced 63-year-old retired assistant sub-inspector Mansa Ram to two-and-half years in jail while his accomplice and former head constable Sumer Singh, 63, was awarded a two-year jail term.
The special judge also imposed a fine of Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively on them.
"The cancer of corruption has spread its tentacles in the social life to such an extent that the belief of common man on the institutional work is obliterated," the court said while sending them behind bars.
The duo were held guilty of demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 1,200 from Constable Navratna, who wanted to be posted with the horse-riding contingent of the Delhi Police, with which the two were posted then.