Cop and clerk held for bribery

A police officer of the rank of assistant sub-inspector and a clerk at Barrackpore court were arrested on Friday by the anti-corruption branch for allegedly seeking a bribe to release a vehicle that had been seized.

By Our Special Correspondent in Barrackpore
  • Published 28.10.17
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Barrackpore: A police officer of the rank of assistant sub-inspector and a clerk at Barrackpore court were arrested on Friday by the anti-corruption branch for allegedly seeking a bribe to release a vehicle that had been seized.

Police said Soumen Singha Roy, an officer posted at Jagaddal police station in North 24-Parganas, had impounded a milk van on October 14 after it was involved in a road accident. "Singha Roy asked for Rs 12,000 from the owner of the vehicle, Joydeb Hazra," a source said.

Singha Roy had introduced Hazra to law clerk Animesh Roy, saying he would "take care" of the court case.