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Cop turns down bribe, earns reward

He refused a bribe of Rs 500, but earned a Rs 2,000 reward from his seniors. An alert Delhi traffic police constable helped catch a notorious criminal from Sangam Vihar area. The criminal was caught because he was riding a motorcycle without a number plate.

delhi Updated: Dec 24, 2010 23:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

He refused a bribe of Rs 500, but earned a Rs 2,000 reward from his seniors. An alert Delhi traffic police constable helped catch a notorious criminal from Sangam Vihar area. The criminal was caught because he was riding a motorcycle without a number plate.

“When the constable stopped the offender, he offered him a bribe of Rs 500. He told the constable that he belonged to a group of pickpockets who operates in Blueline buses and promised him a cut every month,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).

However, the officer said the constable turned down his offer.

During investigations, it was found that the offender was a known criminal from Sangam Vihar area. The other person, accompanying the offender, was also wanted in several criminal cases.

The two were detained and handed over to the local police.

First Published: Dec 24, 2010 23:15 IST