VISAKHAPATNAM: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Visakhapatnam branch arrested a sub-inspector of Railway Protection Force (RPF), South Central Railway, Guntur, Kondaveeti Mani Prasad for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 for a case settlement.
According to a CBI release, the complainant who has an agricultural land beside a railway track in Thummala Cheruvu village, cut a signal cable of the Railways as the embankment of his land was damaged. As the victim realised that a Railway cable had been damaged, he approached Mani Prasad and explained the situation.
Taking advantage of the situation, the SI threatened to register a case unless Rs 1 lakh bribe was given.
Later, as the victim expressed his inability to arrange Rs 1 Lakh, the SI settled for Rs 30,000 and the latter had directed the complainant to make the payment. Vexed, the complainant approached the CBI who laid a trap and arrested the SI while accepting the amount at Nadikudi Railway station.
The accused will be produced before the Special Judge Court for CBI cases in Visakhapatnam.