The three policemen of Jaitpur police outpost would force people to pose with a woman in a compromising situation, take their photographs and then blackmail them.
Jaipur: The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Sunday morning trapped the entire staff of a police outpost in Bikaner district for blackmailing people.
They used to force people to pose with a woman in a compromising situation, take their photographs and then blackmail them. The ACB allegedly trapped the trio red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000. They also recovered photographs from the cell phones.
The policemen, identified as head constable Shivram Meena and constables Rakesh Kumar and Devilal Meghwal, were deputed at Jaitpur police outpost under the jurisdiction of Mahajan police station in Bikaner.
ACB in-charge of Sriganganagar Rajendra Prasad said that one Pawan Kumar registered a complaint against the policemen.
“In his complaint, he said that he was going somewhere along with his friend on a bike on December 22 when three people in a car intercepted him. They took him to the police outpost and then clicked their photographs with a naked woman. They demanded Rs 50,000 from Pawan. The two friends had Rs 10,000 with them at the time of illegal detention. The policemen took the money and asked them to give Rs 50,000 more for not taking any action against them,” said Rajendra Prasad.
After registering the complaint, ACB verified the complaint on December 25.
“Constable Rakesh took Rs 4500 from the complainant. We organized the trap on Sunday,” said the officer.
Rakesh was caught red-handed. ACB seized the mobile phone of Devilal and found the photographs showing Pawan and his friend in a compromising situation with the woman.
The bike was also recovered from the police outpost.
The ACB has arrested the accused cops under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and said that further investigation is continuing to ascertain where there are more victims.