Guwahati: A sub-inspector of the Assam Police has been arrested in Nagaon district for allegedly demanding a bribe for facilitating bail of an accused person, an official release said on Sunday.
Sleuths of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption apprehended the second officer of the Kachua Police Station on Saturday evening on graft charges, it said.
The vigilance directorate had received a complaint that the sub-inspector had demanded a bribe of Rs 5,000 for “facilitating bail to some acquaintances” of the complainant in connection with a non-cognizable offence.
He had later agreed to reduce the bribe amount to Rs 4,000.
Based on the complaint, the vigilance sleuths laid a trap at the Kachua Police Station, and the sub-inspector was caught red-handed while accepting Rs 4,000 as a bribe, the release said.
The bribe money was seized and legal action against the arrested police official has been initiated, it added.
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