A senior Indian Police Service officer (IPS) was caught red-handed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in Chandigarh while accepting a bribe after the complainant informed the Station House Officer (SHO) who asked the CBI to investigate the matter.
THE IPS officer Deshraj Singh was taken into custody on October 18 by the CBI after Deshraj, who is Superintendent of Police (City and Headquarters) was found accepting Rs. 1 lakh at his official residence in sector 23 in Chandigarh.
The person who filed the complaint, Inspector Anokh Singh of police station sector 26, is also from Chandigarh
Police. Initially, Deshraj had demanded Rs 5 lakh from Anokh Singh to exonerate him from two inquiries pending with Deshraj. But a 'bargain' was decided for Rs 2 lakhs, following which Anokh informed the CBI who laid a trap to nab Deshraj while accepting the first installment of Rs 1 lakh. The apex investigating agency has also recovered 2 cartons of liquor along with the cash from Deshraj's residence, and is now carrying out further investigations, reported NNIS.
Deshraj is a 2008 batch IPS officer and joined the police force as ACP, Punjabi Bagh, in New Delhi in 2010. On July 25, he was given the posting of Superintendent of Police (city and headquarters). He was earlier involved in a controversy when he acused two Chandigarh Police Inspectors of “insubordination”. Aparently, a cold war had brewed between Deshraj and Crime Branch officials when Deshraj accused Crime Branch officers of insubordination and filed a report with the Senior SP.
The IPS officer who has been accused of having malafide intent by his juniors has been charged with corruption, and will be produced in a local court.