Hyderabad: Shabad police Inspector B Shankaraiah and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) K Rajender were caught red-handed at the police station by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1.20 lakh from a complainant V Vijay Mohan Reddy of Solipet village in Shabad in Ranga Reddy district.
Shankaraiah and Rajender demanded bribe to provide police protection and to implement court order. The bribe amount was recovered from the possession of Rajender, a press release issued by the ACB said, adding that the chemical test proved positive.
A sum of Rs 16.4 lakh was unearthed apart from recovering other valuable documents during searches carried out by ACB officials at the residence of Shankaraiah here.
According to ACB officials, Reddy was supposed to buy land from his uncle. He also entered into an agreement. But after the demise of Reddy’s uncle, the land was sold to another person prompting Reddy to obtain an injunction order from the court.
Reddy approached the Inspector to implement the order but the latter allegedly demanded bribe. Based on a complaint lodged by Reddy, the ACB officials registered a case and laid a trap.
They said the two police officials performed their duty dishonestly to obtain undue advantage. Of the total Rs 1.20 lakh bribe amount, Rs 1 lakh was meant to the Inspector while remaining Rs 20,000 to the ASI.
Officials said further searches were still on and added that both the Inspector and ASI were produced before the special court for ACB cases after which they were remanded into judicial custody.
In case of demand for bribe by any employee in the police department or any government employee, the public can call ACB’s toll-free 1064 for taking action as per the law, the ACB said.
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