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JK policeman arrested for black-mailing girl, parents

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, May 4 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation has arrested a senior police official for allegedly black-mailing a teenaged girl and her parents, official sources said today.

Giving details, they said the police on May one arrested a class XI student after her friend's mother reported theft in her house at Raj Bagh here on April 30.

The girl was lodged in the Raj Bagh police station on May one and later shifted to the Women's Police Station at Ram Bagh here.

The sources said on May 2, sub-inspector Mohammad Abdullah of the Raj Bagh police station allegedly demanded Rs 5,000 from the girl's parents for releasing her.

The police official assured the parents that the girl would be given a ''non-involvement certificate'' on her release, they added.

The parents approached the Vigilance Organisation which laid a trap to nab the official.

The parents along with a Deputy Superintendent of Police visited the Raj Bagh police station yesterday.

The sources said the sub-inspector allegedly demanded the money and the parents handed him Rs 3000 with a promise that the reamaining Rs 2000 would be paid soon.

The sub-inspector was then caught red-handed while accepting the bribe. The money was seized from the official and he was booked in a corruption case.

The sub-inspector has been taken into custody and lodged in the Vigilance police station, the sources said.


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