ANTI-CORRUPTION Organisation (ACO) team on Tuesday carried out a raid on the Lucknow Mahila police station and caught a constable Anju Mishra who was taking bribe of Rs 3,000 from a woman.
The complainant Rukhsana Khan was at the police station to lodge a dowry harassment case. The constable demanded a sum of Rs 10,000 from her for lodging the complaint.
A case was registered against station officer (SO) Shakuntala Upadhyaya, too, under the Anti-Corruption Act. The erring constable was arrested.
SP, ACO (operation) Shachi Ghildiyal said that she was sending a report to SSP Lucknow recommending the suspension of the SO. The SO used to collect bribe through the erring constable, Shachi said.
The trap was laid in the evening when Rukhsana handed over the money to Anju in a room of the police station. Deputy SP OP Singh caught Anju while she was accepting the money from Rukhsana,
Sachi said that Ruksana was visiting the SO for several weeks to get an FIR lodged against her in-laws who were allegedly harassing her for dowry.
Instead of attending the complainant, the SO had asked Rukhsana to meet Anju if she (the complainant) wanted to get the case registered.
As the woman met the constable, she demanded a sum of Rs 10,000. When Rukhsana said that she would not be able to pay the amount, the constable struck the deal at Rs 3,000, the SP said.
Shachi further said that Rukhsana had visited the ACO office on Tuesday noon and narrated the incident. The SO and the constable had called Rukhsana at 5 pm and asked her to hand over the money. Meanwhile, the ACO team that laid the trap caught Anju.
THE SPECIAL Operation Group (SOG) on Tuesday busted a gang engaged in smuggling animal hides and narcotics.
The cops arrested three gang members in Ghazipur and seized a tiger hide and 1 kg heroine worth Rs 25 lakh and Rs 2 crore, respectively. Acting on a tip-off, the police team arrested Brahmadeo Singh Saini, Yogendra Singh Jatav and Chandra Prakash Saini. All of them belong to Jyotiba Phule Nagar. During the interrogation, the arrested persons revealed that they used to get hides of various animals and drugs from Rajasthan and Nepal. They used to sell the hides and drugs to various dealers in Delhi. They said that several influential businessmen of Eastern UP were involved in the racket.