Delhi Traffic Police ZO nabbed for demanding bribe to let trucks pass
Complainant a resident of Village Khaira, near Najafgarh
New Delhi, Feb. 10 (Delhi Crown): A Zonal Officer (ZO) of the Delhi Traffic Police, posted at West Delhi’s Mundaka area, has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly demanding bribe from a transporter for letting his trucks pass between Delhi and Bahadurgarh.
The ZO has been identified as Jagmal Singh Deshwal, while the complainant is Sandeep Yadav, a resident of Village Khaira near Najafgarh in South-West Delhi.
According to the police, Yadav owns a fleet of trucks which pass through Mundaka to reach Bahadurgarh and then return to Delhi.
ZO Deshwal, posted at Mundaka, used to demand a bribe Rs 2000 per truck to let Yadav’s trucks pass through his area. In case of non-payment of the bribe amount, Deshwal threatened Yadav to falsely implicate his trucks on various pretexts and impound them.
Much harassed by Deshwal over the past few months, Yadav approached the CBI’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and filed a complaint against Deshwal.
After ascertaining the facts of the case, the CBI team apprehended Deshwal on February 8 from Mundaka Police Station area. As the CBI team arrived to nab him, Deshwal tried to flee but was overpowered, said a local cop.