ACB sleuths nab suspended judge, policeman in R'than

ACB sleuths nab suspended judge, policeman in R'than

Tuesday turned out to be a big day for Anti Corruption Bureau officials who arrested a superintendent of police for allegedly taking a bribe as well as a suspended district judge in connection with an alleged scam related to recruitment of lower division clerks.

The SP posted in Kota city had taken a bribe through a couple to change chargesheet in a case. 

“Superintendent of police, City (Kota) Satveer Singh was arrested while taking bribe through Nishar Khan and Fahreen Khan, who were allegedly indulged in changing files, chargesheets, and transferring posting cases,” said a senior ACB sleuth.The Khan couple was running a restaurant in Kota, the official added. 

Satveer Singh is the third IPS officer in the state who has been arrested by the ACB during past two years. Officials said Abdul Mateen, who is into real estate business, had filed a complaint against Satveer Singh for demanding Rs 2 lakh bribe from him to change the chargesheet in a case. 

“Mateen had already paid Rs One lakh to Nishar and Fahreen and handed over Rs 50,000 to them on Tuesday. The remaining amount was to be paid after the completion of work,” officials said.

A number of documents have been recovered from the residence of Khans, the official added. 

Recruitment scam

In another high profile case, Ajay Kumar Sharda, the suspended district judge was arrested by Anti Corruption Bureau in Rajasthan in connection with an alleged scam related with recruitment of lower division clerks.

Sharda was posted as district and sessions judge in Ajmer when the scam came to light last year following which he was removed and put under APO status. Later he was suspended. 

“Sharda was arrested from Rajsamand. His headquarters during the suspension period was Rajsamand,” said senior ACB officials.  

The ACB had unearthed the scam in April last year in which the recruitment process of clerical staff of the court was allegedly being influenced after taking money from the candidates. 

Raids were conducted at the houses of two employees of the lower court in Ajmer, two advocates and a private person in April last year when cash of over Rs 17 lakh was recovered. 

The investigative agencies found involvement of the judge in the scam, which came into light when examination for the clerk recruitment was over and the court administration was about to announce the results.