Cops take Rs 100 bribe, land in jail

A demand of illegal gratification of Rs 100 has landed two Delhi police personnel behind bars with a Delhi court sentencing them to one-and-a-half years in jail and slapping a fine of hundred times the bribe amount.

Special Judge N K Sharma sentenced Traffic Zonal Officer, ASI Vikram Singh and  constable Vikram Singh, to 18 months in jail and a fine of Rs 10,000 each, saying, “They by corrupt and illegal means abused their official position as public servants and obtained pecuniary advantage of Rs 100.”

Both convicts were caught in a trap laid on the complaint of RTV owner Satish Gupta, who had been harassed by them.

Gupta had complained on February 7, 2004 that the duo had demanded bribe of Rs 100 as entry fee for allowing his vehicle to ply through Kodia Pul bus stand in old Delhi and threatened to file a 'challan' if the amount was not paid in a month.
 The court convicted them for criminal conspiracy and various provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act relating to demanding bribe.

Youth arrested
Police have arrested a youth for his alleged involvement in a number of vehicle theft cases and recovered a motorcycle from him.

Nineteen-year-old Rahul Rajput who studied till 10th standard, started stealing motorcycles along with his friends to impress girls, police today said, adding his two juvenile associates were also arrested.

The arrest came on a tip-off that an auto-lifter will be coming to Sagarpur area in South-West Delhi.

The police laid a trap and arrested him on Thursday.During routine check, police stopped a motorcyclist from Brahmpuri side and after finding his behaviour suspicious, the team swiftly chased and overpowered him.

On further enquiry, the motorcyclist could not produce the documents of the said vehicle and tried to mislead the police. On verification it emerged that the motorcycle was stolen.

“On sustained interrogation, the accused confessed that he and his two juvenile associates had committed several MV thefts in the area of Sagarpur,” a senior police official said.

It is also transpired that the accused was also taken by Maharastra police four months ago but also released for want of evidence. 

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