An assistant sub-inspector in the Delhi Police Crime Branch, who was on Tuesday caught red-handed extorting money from the owner of a truck.
The incident took place in Adarsh Nagar in Northwest Delhi. Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern range) Sanjay Singh confirmed the incident and said a probe was on into the case.
The arrested ASI has been identified as Tejveer, posted for the last three years with the Special Investigation Team (SIT). His colleague, who’s on the run, has identified as constable Jagbir.
“Tejveer and Jagbir had received a tipoff that a truck carrying illegal liquor would pass through Adarsh Nagar. After flagging down the truck, they threatened the driver with arrest. The driver called his owner, Hasrat Ali. The policemen allegedly asked him to pay Rs 5 lakh. Ali reached the spot with Rs 1.63 lakh. Ali reportedly handed him the money he had brought. Around this time, they were challenged by the policemen from Mahindra Park police station,” a police officer was quoted by Indian Express.
This is one of the few instances, where policemen have caught personnel from their own fraternity taking a bribe in Delhi.