Delhi government’s Anti-Corruption Branch has arrested an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe.
Kaushal Dahiya, is an ASI with the Central district’s Crime Against Women Cell of Delhi police.
“The ASI was caught red- handed for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 under Prevention of Corruption Act,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (ACB) I.D. Shukla said.
The policewoman, Kaushal Dahiya, was arrested late Monday evening and produced before the ACB court on Tuesday. The court has remanded her to judicial custody for 14 days.
Police sources said that one a woman had lodged a complaint with the Crime Against Women cell in connection with marital discord over dowry against her husband, Ankur Chourasiya, and in-laws.
Dahiya approached Chourasiya and allegedly asked for a bribe of Rs 20,000 to delete his parents’ name from the First Information Report (FIR).
Chourasiya bargained over the amount and managed to bring it down to Rs 3,000 and then approached the anti-corruption branch. The ACB then laid a trap and caught Dahiya red-handed, sources said.
This makes Dahiya among the few women accused of corruption. Sources said, it was in mid-2008 that the ACB had arrested a superintendent-level female officer from the Department of Social Welfare.