UP cop suspended for demanding Rs 20,000 in bribe

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Ballia (UP), September 4 (PTI): A Sub-Inspector here was suspended after he was allegedly heard asking for a bribe in an audio clip to withdraw a case against an accused, police said on Saturday.

Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Durga Prasad Tiwari said that Dinesh Sharma, posted as Sonadih Police outpost in-charge, was suspended on Saturday evening after the surfacing of the audio clip.

Tiwari said that a detailed probe has been ordered in the matter.

In the audio, Sharma was heard asking for Rs 20,000 in bribe from a person, reported to be one Manglish, to withdraw his name from the FIR, the ASP said.

Manglesh’s sister, Saraswati Devi of Ubhaon area, in a complaint addressed to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, alleged that Sharma even took Rs 18,000 in bribe from her brother.

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Source: PTI