NEW DELHI: The Vigilance Branch has launched an investigation into a matter in which a constable had allegedly demanded money from a person to release his friend, who was earlier detained by the police.
The complainant approached vigilance unit of Delhi Police with the allegation that constable Naresh Kumar of Police Station Mayur Vihar demanded Rs. 20,000 from him to release his friend. The complainant had gone to the police station on May 17 to enquire about his friend, who was detained by the police.
During negotiations the amount was settled at Rs. 7,000. Complainant paid Rs. 5000 on the same day and was asked by the constable to pay the remaining Rs. 2000 the next day.
The complainant recorded the conversation in his phone regarding the demand of money. In the audio recording, the alleged constable is heard asking for remaining amount of bribe.
A case under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 has been registered by the Police Vigilance Unit and the investigation is on.