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 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 Manglesh, to withdraw his name from the FIR, the ASP said.
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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.