Cop caught red-handed while accepting bribe

Cop caught red-handed while accepting bribe

 A constable attached to the Ulsoorgate police station in the City was arrested for graft.

The constable, H C Hanumantharaya, was arrested red-handed by the Lokayukta police while accepting the bribe from a jeweller to release him from police detention.

Police said the complainant, Vinod Jain, owns a jewellery shop in the City. A person by name Naresh had visited his shop and placed an order for the jewellery with specific request for only 50 per cent gold purity.

The Ulsoorgate police summoned Vinod stating that a finance institution had filed a complaint about pledging of fake gold.

“It was found that Naresh had pledged the gold with only 50 per cent purity at a finance institution and taken loan. The police questioned Naresh, who in turn said, it was Vinod who manufactured the gold. Despite giving a statement that it was manufactured on the request of Naresh, Vinod was detained and asked to pay the bribe. Police Sub-Inspector Kiran, constable Umashankar and Hanumantharaya had demanded Rs 50,000 from Vinod,” an official said.

According to a senior Lokayukta police official, Vinod was to catch a flight for Delhi to see his ailing mother. However, Hanumantharaya insisted for the bribe. Vinod filed a complaint with the Lokayukta police on Wednesday and a trap was laid.

Hanumantharaya was arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 at Kilari Road near Avenue Road on Wednesday evening.

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