Probationary IPS officer in Maharashtra booked for seeking Rs 1 lakh bribe in Nanded
The IPS officer’s aide Sunny Singh Bugai was arrested by the Amravati unit of the anti-corruption bureau.
A probationary IPS officer from the Maharashtra cadre has been booked for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs1 lakh via his aide in Nanded, 580km east of Mumbai, on Tuesday. This is perhaps the first such case in the state in the last 14 years in which an IPS officer has been named for receiving bribery.
G Vijay Yadav of the 2015 batch is posted as an assistant superintendent of police (ASP) at Nanded. His aide Sunny Singh Bugai was arrested by the Amravati unit of the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) while he was allegedly receiving Rs1 lakh on Yadav’s behalf at a hotel in Nanded.
Yadav was initially posted in Amravati and the 43-year old complainant who supplies building material was booked in a case. He demanded Rs2 lakh from the businessman to let go of him and his seized truck.
Even after being transferred to Nanded, the IPS officer kept calling the businessman. The complainant on Tuesday agreed to pay the first instalment, said an ACB officer. Upon receiving a complaint, the ACB kept Yadav and his aide under surveillance. After a permission was granted by additional director general of police BK Singh, a team led by superintendent of police Shrikant Dhiware trapped Bugai in Nanded.
Yadav was being questioned and is likely to be arrested. A departmental inquiry may be initiated against him, resulting in his suspension or even more stringent action.
According to an official, before joining IPS, Yadav was based in London and was working there.
Most of his family members are in the UK. He has just completed his training and was to be confirmed when he was booked in the bribery case.