New Delhi: Patiala house court sentenced four-year imprisonment tp Delhi Police inspector for taking the bribe of rupees two lakh from the businessman, merely 10-month before his retirement from the service. Instead of getting department’s perks and allowances now he will have to spend a major part of his life behind the bar in this old age.
Inspector was immediately taken into judicial custody after the verdict and sent to Tihar Jail. He was enjoying the bail from more than a year.
Special CBI judge Vinod Kumar said investigating agency proved the case against inspector Ram Niwas Yadav alis Pawalia beyond the reasonable doubt and this court has no hesitation in convicting him on corruption charges.
Inspector was posted as an Additional SHO in Chhawla police station of South-West Delhi. He demanded Five lakh rupees from a man accused of murder. The convict was assigned the case as an investigating officer.
Judge said that despite the image of the complainant in the case is shady his testimony along with other evidence available on record in the case proved the case comfortably. “Inspector initially demanded five lakh rupees to get the complainant out of the case, but after negotiations he ready to settle it in two lakh rupees” court said.
The prosecution alleged that an accident took place under the jurisdiction of Chhawla police station where complainant indulges in the scuffle with the opposite party. In the heated fight, one person died. A case of murder was registered against the complainant.
Inspector Ram Niwas demanded the bribe of rupees five lakh to get him out of the list of accused. A meeting was held in the the five-star hotel of Gurugram where Inspector ready to remove the murder charges in two lakh rupees.
According to the prosecution, the complainant did not wish to pay the bribe as he claims himself innocent. He contacted CBI and succeeded in arresting the inspector of taking the first installment of rupees one lakh.
Convict claimed innocence before the judge and requested leniency on the point of sentence on the ground of old age and family responsibility. However, the prosecution demanded maximum punishment in the case as the convict was Inspector. Assuming the post of Additional SHO, he was having a major obligation towards people to serve. Instead of working honestly, he used his official designation to fulfill his greed.