Hyderabad: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday arrested Humayunnagar Sub-Inspector of Police Ch Srikanth and constable Mohammed Raheem Pasha for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from complainant Ali Mahmood Al Amoodi at Masab Tank here.
Srikanth was the investigating officer (IO) of the case related to attack on a retired Navy captain in the parking lot of his Elegance Apartments at Humayunnagar on January 11. The victim, Ikramuddin Kaleem, 56, who retired about 20 years ago, was staying with his family there.
Complainant’s brother Saud Amoodi was one of the suspects arrested in the case. Srikanth allegedly accepted bribe through the constable from Al Amoodi requesting not to harass Saud Amoodi and to facilitate in getting a bail to him.
A case under Section 307 (Attempt to murder) read with 34 of IPC and under provisions of Arms Act was booked against Saud Amoodi of Banjara Hills and others on January 11. He was arrested by the Humayunnagar police and remanded in judicial custody in May. At the time of arrest, Srikanth accepted a bribe of Rs 50,000 from Al Amoodi.
On June 5, the police took Saud Amoodi into seven days custody. On repeated demands of bribe by Srikanth, the complainant paid Rs 20,000 on June 10 and Rs 10,000 the next day. In spite of paying a total bribe of Rs 80,000, the Sub-Inspector continued to pressure the complainant for the remaining amount of Rs 20,000.
Based on Al Amoodi’s complaint, the ACB laid a trap on Wednesday and caught the Sub-Inspector when he accepted Rs 20,000 through the constable. They were produced in the special court for ACB cases and remanded in judicial custody.
In case of demand of bribe by anyone from the police department, the ACB has requested the public to dial toll-free number 1064 for taking action as per law.