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Vigilance sleuths arrest SI for accepting bribe

Patna: A police sub-inspector was arrested by vigilance sleuths for allegedly accepting a bribe in Bihar’s Arwal district.

A Vigilance Investigation Bureau team caught Mohammad Salauddin, a police Sub-Inspector with Kurtha police station of Arwal Khagaria district, while he was accepting a gold chain and a ring worth Rs 20,000 each as bribe, a Vigilance release said today.

One Manoj Kumar, a resident of New Mubarakpur village in Araria district, had lodged a complaint with the Vigilance department that Mohammad Salauddin, an SI with Kurtha police station, was demanding a gold chain for himself and a gold ring for the Station House Officer (SHO) for submitting a favourable report in a criminal case filed by the wife of his (complainant’s) brother-in-law, the release said.

The allegations of demand for a gold chain and a gold ring were found to be correct during the verification carried out by the Bureau in this regard, it said.

A flying squad team was constituted under Deputy Superintendent of Police Maharaj Kanishk Kumar who raided and caught Mohammad Salauddin red-handed while accepting a gold chain and a ring worth Rs 40,004 as bribe from Kurtha police station premises in Arwal district, the release said.

The accused would be produced before a Special Vigilance Court (I) at Patna after interrogation, it said.