Mohammad Kasim Khan, who carried out the sting operation that resulted in the suspension of 37 policemen, is afraid that the police may now get vindictive and frame him in a false case.
“Those who were captured in the video have been suspended. But the bribe money has reached around 100 to 120 policemen including senior police officers from Nehru Nagar police station,” said Khan on Thursday.
The policemen named their seniors and took bribe on their behalf as well, alleged Khan
The activist said he was now living in a fear. “They [police] could do anything such as keeping RDX, brown sugar at my place and implicate me in a false case,” he said.
Reacting to commissioner of police Satyapal Singh's comments that the policemen were “induced” to accept money, Khan said, “I am now afraid of the commissioner as well. I didn't go to the police station, the policemen came to me for the money.”
Khan stated that apart from the police, civic officials too accepted bribe from him, but he could not film them and hence had no proof.
Demanding that the other accused, including officers from Nehru Nagar police station, should not be spared, Khan said, “The constables took money from me by dropping names of their seniors up to the rank of inspector. The police are trying to cover them up,” he said.
A resident of Kurla for the past 32 years, Khan said he was an honest citizen and there were no police cases against him.
“The police have been taking bribe for years now. They don't even spare hawkers,” he said, adding, “If a common man commits a crime then he is immediately jailed. Why are these policemen not in prison?”
Khan said he gave the DVD of the video to senior police officers to alert them about the rampant corruption, but didn't help. “Nothing much was done,” he said.
Khan had conducted the sting operation with the help of his two sons Rizwan and Imran using a spy camera.