Today evening at around 6 PM SI Panbendra Das (59), I/C Dhamdhoma OP under Ghoghrapara PS, Dist. Nalbari was caught red handed by the Assam ACB Team led by a DySP, while the SI was accepting a Bribe amount of Rs. 6,000/- from complainant Hussain Ali. The bribe money has been seized from the possession of the accused.
The accused had demanded a bribe of Rs. 20000 (Twenty Thousand) for providing relaxation in an alleged matter of cross-case. The complainant had already paid first instalment of Rs. 4,000 yesterday. Today the accused was taking another instalment when he was caught.
The complainant is regarding a recent rape victim (Ghoghrapara PS Case No. 264/2018) who is a minor. The accused in the rape case was arrested by district police and the family of the arrested accused in that matter had filed a cross case (Ghoghrapara PS Case No. 348/2018) relating to some loan matter against the father of the rape victim.
In this matter, the I/C has started threatening the rape victim’s poor father with arrest , during a time when he has arranged for the marriage of his elder daughter on 14th Dec. after getting contributions from the community members. Thus the complainant had approached the ACB PS in the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti Corruption and a Trap was laid down as per standard procedure. This refers to ACB PS Case No. 25/2018 u/s 7(a)/13(1)(b)/13(2) of PC Act (as amended in 2018).
One another Police Officer ASI of same ps is also a named accused in the matter as he too had colluded in the demand of bribe. Further Investigation is being carried on. The accused Public Servant has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Special Court tomorrow morning. Due procedures are observed.