TWO PERSONS were arrested on Saturday for allegedly trying to bribe the Additional Director General of Police (CID) Vijay Raman at his office.
Man Singh Baghel, a resident of Gwalior, and his companion Shambhudayal Baghel came to meet Raman regarding a case of dowry death when the former allegedly offered the bribe to Raman.
The CID chief immediately called the Jehangirabad police and handed them over to police. Man Singh is an employee of BSNL while Shambhudayal Baghel a leader of the Loktantrik Samajwadi Party. The envelope the accused offered to Raman reportedly contained Rs 50,000.
Speaking to media persons, Raman said that Man Singh Baghel’s daughter-in-law Manju had allegedly committed suicide in June this year and his family members including his son, Devendra Singh, and himself (Man Singh) were among others accused of dowry death. The case was registered against them in Gwalior on the complaint of the in-laws of Devendra under Section 304
(B) of the IPC.
Through a socialist leader Man Singh approached the ADG (CID) to narrate his woes and met him. He again came today and handed over an official envelope to Raman, who felt (with a touch) that it did not have any letter and in fact contained currency notes.
Subsequently, he called the police who arrested both Man Singh and Shambhudayal under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Shambhudayal Bhagel claims to be state chief of Loktantrik Samajwadi party.
Apparently, the accused wanted the CID to take over the probe and exonerate the family in lieu of the bribe. The deceased Manju’s father is also a police inspector and probably the accused felt that they would not get fair chance and tried to bribe in order to get the case taken over by CID for investigation.
The accused is also a government employee and his son teaches in a college in Gwalior. Raman expressed surprise at the audacity of the accused to offer a bribe. Raman said that it should serve as a lesson to such people who think that they can get investigation process affected by offering a bribe.
He also said that he did not think the socialist leader knew the intentions of the duo that they would offer bribe.
Meanwhile, after their arrest Man Singh and Shambhudayal said that they were not handing over bribe. Singh said that he bent forward and the envelope fell, which was mistakenly construed as attempt to give bribe. Singh claimed that his family was falsely implicated in the case of dowry death and his daughter-in-law had hanged self because she was depressed after several abortions and due to continuous sickness. The Jehangirabad police are interrogating the accused duo.