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Facebook helps nab corrupt traffic cop

A head constable of the Gurgaon traffic police was suspended after a Facebook user put up a video of him demanding Rs 1,000 as bribe on the social networking website.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2011 00:47 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

A head constable of the Gurgaon traffic police was suspended after a Facebook user put up a video of him demanding Rs 1,000 as bribe on the social networking website.

The incident took place at the DLF Phase-5 crossing on Monday when the accused police officer Sarvan Kumar stopped call centre executive Daksh Ghudaiya, who recorded the interaction on his mobile phone.

The police officer was heard asking Ghudaiya to pay a total fine amount of Rs 1,800, including Rs 1,000 for not having the pollution certificate and Rs 100 for not having the licence.

He further said the challan amount will go to the government account but the matter can be sorted if the driver pays him Rs 1,000.

After the 'expose', the police department asked the complainant, an employee of IBM Daksh, to send his complaint to the DCP (traffic).

"We will not tolerate any corruption in our department and such incidents will be considered a serious offence. We have suspended the head constable on Tuesday and have initiated a departmental inquiry. We are waiting for a formal complaint from Ghudaiya" said Bharti Arora, DCP (traffic).