Two Gurgaon cops were penalized in quick succession on Saturday. The Sohna police station station house officer (SHO), inspector Sunil Kumar, was arrested and produced in court on Sunday for misconduct. He was accused of accepting bribe and extorting money from owners of dumper trucks plying in the area, and arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act. He was later released by the court due to lack of evidence.
The problem, said a source, began on Friday, when, after a local businessman was shot dead, Sohna residents organized a protest, threatening to continue with their blockade on the arterial Sohna Road if the local SHO was not replaced. They blamed him for having failed to control crime in the area. Under public pressure, police decided to reappoint the SHO to Police Lines on Saturday.
The next day, though, cyber crime cell intercepted a call in which two unknown persons were heard planning to bribe SHO Sunil Kumar. Sources revealed the conversation was between two dumper-truck owners, who were recorded discussing paying the Sohna SHO a monthly bribe.
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