Chandigarh, March 23
An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) and a Head Constable (HC) of the Chandigarh Police posted at the Police Post, Sector 24, have been arrested by the CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a Dhanas resident after threatening to implicate him in a fake rape case.
The suspects — ASI Varinder Rana and HC Randeep Singh Rana — had allegedly sought a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from the resident.
The complainant had alleged Randeep, who was his tenant earlier, had threatened to implicate him in a rape case and initially demanded a bribe of Rs 20,000 in the name of a police officer. The complainant allegedly paid Rs 10,000 to the HC on March 10. The complainant who claimed to be innocent then approached the CBI on March 15.
Sources said the complainant on the directions of CBI officials met Randeep, who identified the other police officer as ASI Varinder and claimed the bribe amount would be decided by him. The complainant then met both cops outside the Sector 24 police post.