An FIR was lodged against a platoon commander of Home Guard in Allahabad district for allegedly taking bribe from jawans for deployment, a senior officer said on Monday.
An anonymous letter was received by senior officers in Allahabad alleging that platoon commander Brahmdev Mishra was taking Rs 500 as bribe from each jawan for deployment in traffic duty, Additional Director General of Police Subesh Kumar Singh told reporters.
He said around 200 Home Guard jawans are deployed in traffic duty every day in Allahabad.
"An inquiry was conducted during which around 40 jawans confirmed that Mishra was taking Rs 500 each for one month duty, besides he was asking them to deposit Rs 10 in a box," he said.
Singh said that on the basis of the inquiry, a Homeguard Pankaj Shukla lodged an FIR against Mishra under Prevention of Corruption Act.
"The Homeguard also submitted a CD showing Mishra demanding money which will be sent for forensic examination," the ADG added.