NEW DELHI: A Delhi Police constable was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly demanding a bribe from a labour contractor.
The constable was identified as Raj Karan and had recently been posted to the security unit on transfer from South-East District.
“One labour contractor dealing in removal of debris from old buildings demolished for reconstruction in South Delhi and dumping it in Jaitpur approached Vigilance Branch of Delhi Police with the complaint that a police constable was demanding a bribe of Rs10,000 and threatened to seize the truck,” DCP, Vigilance, RK Jha said.
“The contractor reportedly paid Rs7,000. But the constable was regularly demanding the balance amount by calling him on his phone,” he said.
Following the complaint, a team was constituted and a trap was laid to arrest the constable. The contractor was asked to call the constable, promising him the bribe.
“When the raiding party along with the complainant reached Jaitpur, constable Raj Karan called the complainant on his phone and a meeting point was fixed near Kalindi Kunj. The complainant met the constable to
give him Rs3,000. The moment the constable took the
money, he was arrested by the team present at the spot,” Jha said.