The Punjab vigilance bureau has arrested a sub-inspector and a head constable posted in Kapurthala district in connection with a bribery case, officials said on Thursday.
SI Rachpal Singh and head constable Sukhjit Singh were arrested Wednesday for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from complainant Rajwant Kaur, a resident of Fauji Colony in Sultanpur Lodhi.
The officials said in a statement that the complainant Kaur has alleged that the accused had demanded a bribe of Rs 2.50 lakh to release her son, who was ”illegally” detained at a police station.
The deal was later struck at Rs 50,000. She added that the accused released her son after receiving the money.
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Following investigation, the vigilance bureau arrested both the accused.
A case under relevant sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused. Further investigation is underway.