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Haryana: Two including police inspector held for accepting bribe of Rs 1 lakh

Chandigarh: Haryana Anti Corruption Bureau officials on Tuesday arrested an inspector of police department, and an employee of Thermal Power Plant, Khedar, Hisar, for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs1,00,000.

Sharing the information here on Tuesday, a spokesperson of the Bureau said that the Police Inspector had been identified as Umed Singh posted as Incharge Economic Cell, District Police Hansi while the co-accused middleman has been identified as Shiv Kumar. Both were arrested after Shiv Kumar accepted a bribe of Rs 1,00,000 from the complainant, a resident of village Dharamkheri, district Hisar. Inspector Umed Singh and Shiv Kumar were nabbed on the complaint of Sunil Kumar.

According to the complaint, the accused police officer is demanding a bribe of Rs 7,00,000 through Shiv Kumar in lieu of exonerating the complainant in a case registered against him at City Police Station, Hansi. Co-accused Shiv Kumar had already accepted a bribe of Rs 5,50,000 last month.
The complainant approached the ACB and lodged a complaint following which verification was carried out. After verifying the facts, a team was constituted that laid a trap and caught Shiv Kumar red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 1,00,000 on behalf of the Inspector.

The tainted money has been recovered from Shiv Kumar in the presence of an independent witness. A case has been registered against the duo under the Prevention of Corruption Act and further probe is underway. (ANI)

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