Madhya Pradesh jailor caught taking Rs 2,500 bribe

Bhind (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta Police here on Friday caught a jailor while taking a bribe of Rs 2,500, a police official said.

Gwalior Lokayukta Police Deputy Superintendent Dharmveer Bhadoria told IANS: “Ramesh Sharma demanded Rs 3,000 for issuing a character certificate to one Deshraj Singh who had served a four-month jail term.

“Singh had paid Rs 500. Sharma was caught while accepting the remaining Rs 2,500 at his official residence.”

According to Bhadoria, Singh had been awarded seven-year imprisonment in a case, which he had challenged in the high court. He had been in the Bhind Jail for four months, after which he was granted bail.

As he asked for a character certificate for the duration he spent in this jail, he was asked to pay the bribe.

Singh complained to the Gwalior Lokayukta Police.