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ACB arrests police ASI for accepting bribe from truck driver

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Srinagar: Anti-Corruption Bureau on Friday said it arrested a Sub Inspector of Police while accepting bribe from truck driver.
In a statement issued here, the ACB said that the truck driver had parked his trawler near Batamaloo Srinagar and was approached by a Sub Inspector of Police attached to police station Batamaloo who asked the driver to produce the documents of the vehicle. “The complainant showed the relevant documents but Sub Inspector instead demanded a bribe of Rs.3000 to return back the same documents,” it said.
The complainant, the statement said, approached Anti Corruption Bureau Srinagar with a written complaint to this effect.
A case FIR No.09 of 2020 U/S 13 & 7 PC Act r/w 161 IPC was registered in police station ACB Srinagar. “Accordingly a trap was laid near Kaman Post Batamaloo Srinagar and the Sub inspector who was identified as Farooq Ahmad Abassi son of Mohammad Akbar Abassi of Bonyar Uri Baramulla presently posted in P/S Batamaloo was caught red handed while receiving the bribe money of Rs.3000 in lieu of releasing the documents of the vehicle which he had retained with him without any reason or rhyme.”

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