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NBW issued against ACP in Delhi

Bansal who heads the anti-extortion and anti-robbery cells of the DP crime branch has been on the run since Wednesday, reports Tushar SrivastavaM.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2007 22:44 IST

Non- bailabe warrants were issued against Assistant Commissioner of Police RK Bansal on Thursday.

Bansal who heads the anti-extortion and anti-robbery cells of the Delhi Police crime branch has been on the run since Wednesday

When a Sub-Inspector working under him was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakhs by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
SI Jagdish Kumar apparently named Bansal as one of the beneficiaries of the bribe amount after which the agency asked the ACP to join investigation.

When Bansal did not do so, the agency approached senior officers in the Crime Branch.

However, when Bansal still did not join investigations, the agency approached the court for issuing NBWs.

The agency carried out simultaneous raids at the offices and residence of Bansal and Kumar on Wednesday.

CBI recovered Rs 2.25 lakh cash, jewellery worth Rs 5 lakh, documents pertaining to ownership of three flats in Dwarka, Gurgaon and Rohini, two shops and four bank lockers from Bansal's New Police Lines official residence. The lockers would be opened on Friday.

Besides, 40 liquor bottles were also recovered from Bansal's house. Officials said that a case under Excise Act would also be registered against Bansal.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has moved an application to the home department of the Delhi that the ACP be suspended. "He is unavailable at his residence, mobile phone and wireless set," a senior police officer said.

Kumar was remanded to two days CBI custody on Thursday. "We have launched a manhunt to nab the ACP," a senior CBI official said.

Kumar was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe near Sangam cinema hall. A Delhi-based businessman had lodged a complaint with the CBI that his house was raided on January 20 by the crime branch, which took away cash and jewellery worth Rs 30 lakhs.

When the victim sought recovery of his cash and valuables and subsequent discharge from the case, Kumar and his boss, ACP Bansal allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 15 lakh. Following negotiations, the bribe amount was later scaled down to Rs 5 lakh, according to the complainant. The first instalment of the total bribe amount, Rs 1.5 lakh, was to be delivered to Kumar on Wednesday.


Email Tushar Srivastava: tushar@hindustantimes.com