Day After Receiving Award for ‘Best Police’, Cop Caught Taking Bribe in Telangana

Despite having a licence for the sand transport, the constable demanded a bribe of Rs 20,000, following which the sand tractor owner approached Anti-corruption Bureau.

Hyderabad: A day after receiving ‘Best Police’ award on Independence Day, a constable in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana was caught taking bribe by the Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday.

Tirupati Reddy, a constable in Mahabubnagar one-town police station, was caught by the ACB while accepting a bribe of Rs 17,000 from a sand tractor owner, Mudavath Ramesh.

“Despite having a licence for the sand transport, Tirupati demanded a bribe of Rs 20,000 from Ramesh,” ACB DSP S Krishna Goud said.

Ramesh approached the ACB officials who then laid a trap to catch him red-handed.

“On our directions, Ramesh gave Rs 17,000 to the constable, following which he (Tirupati) was arrested,” the ACB official added.

Tirupati received ‘Best Police’ award from the District collector on Thursday.

Source: News18


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