Chandigarh police officer gets bail in bribery case

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 16:10 hrs

Chandigarh, Dec 13 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Thursday granted bail to a superintendent of Chandigarh Police, suspended on the charge of taking a bribe from another police officer.

Desh Raj Singh, a young Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, was allegedly caught accepting a bribe of Rs.1 lakh at his residence here in October. He was arrested by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team.

Earlier, a CBI special court had rejected his bail plea. He then moved the high court.

According to CBI, Singh had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs.5 lakh from Anokh Singh, station house officer of Sector 26, for giving a favourable report in five departmental inquiries initiated against him.

The CBI also procured as evidence voice scripts of a purported conversation between the accused IPS officer and the police station chief.

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