Two cops of Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) have been caught red-handed from Khurram Nagar area in Lucknow by the CBI for accepting bribe from a businessman, sources said on Friday.
Inspector S K Hingar and sub-inspector Shobhit Bisht were caught on Thursday for accepting a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh from chemical dealer Kartar Singh of Ghazibad, they said.
The duo was allegedly threatening Singh to implicate him in a false case if he did not pay the sum.
Singh then approached DIG CBI Pankaj Srivastava and sought his help to nab the "corrupt officials", they added.
A case has been registered against the erring officials.