Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

FIR against five cops for taking ₹2L bribe to ‘settle’ criminal case

- Hemani Bhandari letters@hindustant­imes.com

Delhi Police on Thursday said it booked five of its personnel, including a woman sub inspector (AS) and an assistant sub inspector (ASI), for allegedly taking a bribe of ₹2 lakh from the relative of an accused in a molestatio­n case in return for settling the matter.

A senior police officer aware of the matter said that a case under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered on Tuesday by the vigilance department of the Delhi Police.

“The complaint was submitted against five personnel... three have been named by the victim. The list includes an SI, an assistant sub inspector, a head constable and two others posted at the Mohan Garden police station in Dwarka in 2023,” the officer said.

According to the FIR, seen by HT, the victim, a 42-year-old resident of Sundar Nagri, said that the SI took a bribe of ₹2 lakh while the other male personnel entered his house and abused his family.

He also alleged one of them pushed his daughter and relieved himself in the washroom with the door open even as his daughter stood outside. They also kicked some religious books, the FIR said.

According to details of the complaint, the incident dates back to June 2023, when a woman filed a complaint against the victim’s relative for molestatio­n at Mohan Garden police station.

“The SI said that if we wanted to resolve the matter, it would cost ₹2 lakh,” the victim alleged. After taking the money, the SI asked the victim to sign a letter of compromise, assuring him of getting the matter settled by getting a similar letter signed by the woman. However, the letter was never provided.

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