Sub-inspector, who allegedly took bribe, under scanner
The role of a police sub-inspector has also come under scanner in the case of child trafficking in which, a man sold his 20-day old baby boy for Rs1.5-lakh to a Delhi-based grocery shop owner.punjab Updated: Sep 16, 2013 00:48 IST
The role of a police sub-inspector has also come under scanner in the case of child trafficking in which, a man sold his 20-day old baby boy for Rs1.5-lakh to a Delhi-based grocery shop owner.
A sting operation by local residents brought the incident to light on Saturday in which, accused father Dharma of Katehra Mohalla, alleged that sub-inspector Subash Chander took Rs40,000 from him to keep mum when he sold his child.
A written complaint was also given to police commissioner on Saturday in which, strong action was demanded against Dharma for selling his son.
On Sunday, police have produced Dharma and nursing home receptionist Pooja were produced in local courts where they were sent into one-day police custody as police wanted to interrogate both of them.
The third accused, midwife Tara Rani was still on run and raids are on to arrest her.Sub-inspector, in Basti Bawa Khel police station said Subash had said he was unaware about the allegations filed against him by Dharma.
Subhash also tagged Dharma's allegations as 'baseless'.
Assistant police commissioner (west) Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu said, "I was looking into the allegations filed against the sub-inspector, facing bribe charges in this case."
Sandhu added that he had taken Chander's statement and and action would be taken if anyone found guilty.
The ACP also said a team was sent to Delhi to recover the baby and to nab grocery shop owner, Sham Kumar would be back soon.
On Saturday, police had registered a case against Dharma, Pooja, and Tara Rani of Katehra Mohalla in Basti Bawa Khel, along with Sham Kumar as they failed to follow the legal process of adoption.