The Haryana vigilance bureau arrested a Panchkula police assistant sub-inspector (ASI) while accepting Rs 3,000 bribe. The accused ASI, Surinder Kumar, was posted at the crime branch in Sector 12.
The police said a few days ago, Sandeep of Indira Colony, Panchkula, was arrested with 7 gm heroin and a case under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered against him at the Sector-5 police station.
A motorcycle, registered in the name of Niyaz of Indira Colony, was also recovered from the accused.
“Though Niyaz had sold the motorcycle to Sandeep, it was yet to be registered in his name. As per the allegations, ASI Surinder Kumar, who was investigating the case, had demanded `5,000 from Niyaz to his name out of the case. On March 19, Niyaz handed over `2,000 to the ASI through his friend and neighbour Jodh Singh of Indira Colony,”informed deputy superintendent of police Suresh Kumar, Haryana Vigilance Bureau. On Wednesday, Jodh Singh complained the ASI was demanding the money to keep Niyaz out of the case, following which a trap was laid under DSP Suresh Kumar.
As soon as Jodh Singh handed over `3,000 to Surinder Kumar near Bedi Chicken Corner, Majri Chowk, the vigilance sleuths caught him red-handed and arrested the accused. The court sent him to judicial custody on Thursday.
“The accused has been booked under Sections 7 (when a public servant takes gratification other than legal remuneration) and 13 (for demanding bribe) of the Prevention of Corruption Act,”said DSP Suresh Kumar.