Two Delhi Police personnel held for bribery

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The CBI has arrested two Delhi Police personnel for taking Rs 50,000 bribe from a man to let him continue alleged illegal construction of his building in the national capital, an official said on Thursday.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Narinder Kumar and Constable Dilbag Singh, both posted at Narela Police station in west Delhi, were arrested in separate raids conducted by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths on Wednesday.

“Following complaint of the victim, we laid a trap and arrested constable Dilbag Singh red-handed while accepting Rs 50,000 bribe. ASI Narinder was arrested later. They have been booked under charges of criminal conspiracy and Prevention of Corruption Act,” CBI spokesperson R.K. Gaur said.

The officer said the accused demanded Rs 1.50 lakh bribe from the complainant on behalf of the Station House Officer of Narela Police Station, for allowing the alleged illegal construction of his building in the area.

“The complainant was later instructed to pay Rs 50,000 as initial amount of the total bribe,” the officer added.