ASI Arrested for Accepting Bribe

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Bhawanipatna : Anti-corruption vigilance officers in Kalahandi district have arrested an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a man for releasing him on bail.

The vigilance squad laid a trap yesterday following a complaint and arrested ASI Sibnarayan Dip of Dharamgarh police station while he was accepting the bribe from the man, vigilance sources said.

The complainant, who was facing a criminal case, was entitled to be released on bail under relevant provision of CrPC. But the ASI was demanding Rs 5,000 to facilitate his release on bail, they said.