14 November 2019
Jajpur: Binjharpur Police station ASI has been arrested after he was caught red-handed asking for a bribe in exchange for settling a land dispute case lodged against the complainant's brother.
The accused, Juddhistir Mallik, had demanded a bribe of Rs 10000 from one Baidhar Mallik of Kantipur village for settling a land dispute case after already having taken Rs 3000 first.
Baidhar’s brother had a land dispute with another person from the same village. Both of them had filed cases against each other. Juddhistir was the investigative officer. Baidhar alleges that he had already paid Rs 3000 by taking a loan and the accused ASI was again demanding for Rs 15,000. However, the bribe amount was later lowered to Rs 10000.
Juddistir used to threaten them with dire consequences that if the bribe was not paid.
Losing all hope, Baidhar approached the Vigilance Department. He was directed to meet the accused cop and give away the bribe.
Juddhistir was arrested by Vigilance DSP Banamali Dhal and Inspector Anusuya Senapati. The cash was seized from his person. A probe is underway.
However, accused ASI Juddhistir Mallik has refuted the bribery charges.