Jodhpur: The Rajasthan Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) today caught a police officer red-handed while taking a bribe of Rs 8,000 from a person to remove the names of some accused from an FIR.

Assistant sub-inspector Bhomaram, posted at Ratanada police chowki, was arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 8,000 from Gulab Ram to remove some names from an FIR filed in connection with a clash, ACB’s acting DIG Narpat Singh said.

Gulab Ram had filed a complaint with the ACB, alleging that his nephew had field an FIR against nine persons, including him, at Ratanada police chowki in connection with a clash.

“The investigation of the case was being handled by Bhomaram, who had demanded a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant, following which, he approached the ACB,” Singh said.

Bhomaram took Rs 2,000 during the verification of the complaint and agreed to take the remaining amount at the police chowki today.

“The moment Gulab Ram handed over the money to the ASI, we arrested him,” said Singh.

The ACB recovered Rs 2,000 from Bhomaram taken earlier in the day, besides the money seized during the raid. “We have arrested the ASI and have initiated an investigation,” he said.

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