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Jodhpur ACP takes a bribe to erase a name from an FIR, gets arrested

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 12:03 IST

Rajasthan's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in Jodhpur for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 70,000 from a person for removing his name from an FIR registered against him.

According to the ACB, Jagdish Kumar Vishnoi, ACP (East), Jodhpur, had demanded the bribe of Rs 70,000 through his mediator Dungardan from a complainant for removing his name from the FIR.

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The complainant is an accused in the case registered against him under sections of ST and SC (Prevention of Atrocities) and Vishnoi was investigating the matter.

Anna Raj, Deputy SP of the ACB (Jalore) said they laid a trap to nab Vishnoi who had asked the complainant to hand over the bribe amount to his mediator.

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The mediator accepted the bribe and called Vishnoi to confirm. Immediately after, the two were arrested and the bribe amount was recovered from the possession of the mediator.

(with inputs from PTI)

First published: 7 December 2015, 10:03 IST