A police officer attached to the Chickpet traffic police station was suspended on Tuesday after he was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe.
The entire incident was videographed. Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Srinivasa was accepting bribe to release motorbikes picked up from no-parking areas. He was in charge of the Tiger towing vehicle. There were several complaints against him and the police decided to nab him by deputing a person with a camera, who videographed him while taking the bribe.
The police examined the video and placed him under suspension. Srinivasa used to tow the vehicles parked in the no-parking zones. He would later extort money from vehicle owners without issuing receipts. He would also share the bribe money with men who helped hoist the vehicles onto the towing vehicle, the police added.
In another case, a traffic ASI was suspended after he made a woman motorist wait in the police station for long hours.
A few days ago, ASI Narayan Swamy caught a woman for riding a two-wheeler without a helmet. He asked her to pay the fine but when the woman demanded a receipt, he refused to give her one and made her wait in the police station for more than six hours. The woman posted the entire ordeal on the social networking site Facebook, after which senior police officers suspended the ASI. There was no evidence to prove that he had demanded bribe, but he was suspended for making a woman wait in the station, police said.
The bodies of the two sisters who drowned in the river near Mekedatu were traced near Bommasandra on Tuesday. Police and fire personnel fished out the bodies, which were handed over to family after the postmortem at Kanakapura hospital.
DH News Service