Delhi anti-corruption bureau arrests cop for taking Rs 20,000 bribe

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 02, 2015 19:04 IST

Sources in the Delhi government's anti corruption bureau (ACB) has said that the force is facing pressure from the police department for acting against its personnel.

Friday, the ACB caught a Delhi Police head constable red-handed for accepting a bribe.

ACB sources said that they received a complaint where a person alleged that the cop, posted in Sonia Vihar police station had threatened to implicate him in a police case.

The victim told ACB officials that he had already paid Rs 10,000 as bribe. But the cop demanded an additional Rs 10,000 from him. On receiving the tip-off,a trap was laid where the cop was caught read handed.

Two others who are believed to be from the same police station reportedly fled the spot.

Last week, the ACB had registered a case against a woman Inspector.

The police is learnt to have argued that the ACB does not have jurisdiction to arrest them citing a central government notification. The notification said that the ACB could arrest only employees of the Delhi government and the police argue that they do not come under the state's jurisdiction.

ACB sources, however, claim that because the Delhi Police report to the Lieutenant-Governor, who is the head of the state, they have every right to arrest corrupt Delhi Police personnel.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has challenged the notification.

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