Jamshedpur, March 1: An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police posted at government railway thana at Tatanagar railway station was arrested by the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) while accepting bribe in Bistupur on Sunday morning.
The accused ASI, Bharat Shukla, was caught while he was receiving Rs 20,000 as bribe from a scrap dealer at an eatery in Bistupur .
Shukla (58) was taken to the ACB’s headquarters in Ranchi after he was brought to the bureau’s commissionary office at Sonari.
Revealing about the breakthrough, deputy superintendent of police (ACB) Arvind Singh said that the scrap dealer, Shravan Kumar who is a resident of Harharguttu in Bagbera and runs a scrap depot in the Bagbera thana area had submitted a petition with the ACB’s Sonari office requesting action.
“As per the complains we recieved Shravan has a licensed scrap dealership at Bagbera, but the accused ASI who is a resident of Sitaramdera area and posted at Tatanagar rail thana would demand for bribe regularly. The ASI was demanding Rs 20,000 for allowing to run the scrap depot. As the victim was not willing to give money to the police official, he contacted us two days ago, leading us to start the process,” said the official.
Singh pointed out the bureau got the complaint lodged by Shravan verified on Saturday and found it prima facie true.
“We asked the scrap dealer to arrange Rs 20,000 and call the ASI for paying him the bribe. We had applied some chemicals on the currency notes and as the accused was receiving the money from the scrap dealer, a six-member team of ACB officials who were around, caught hold of him,” the DSP (ACB) said.