Former Jhotwara ACP Aas Mohammed surrenders before ACB in bribery case
Jaipur: former ACP of Jhotwara Aas Mohammed who has been missing for the past over six months after his name cropped up in a bribery case surrendered before ACB in Kota on Friday. He was taken into custody and will be produced in a special ACB court in Jaipur on Saturday.
ACB had in February arrested assistant public prosecutor (APP) Chandrabhan Joshi, a police head constable of Jhotwara police station Battu Khan and a middleman Sumant Singh for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh. Battu Khan was the reader of Jhotwara SHO Pradeep Charan so the ACB team carried out raids at the houses of Charan and Jhotwara ACP Aas Mohammed. The ACB later claimed that Aas Mohammed was the kingpin of the bribery racket and registered an FIR.
A senior ACB official confirmed that Aas Mohammed showed up at the office of Add SP ACB Thakur Chandra Sheel and surrendered himself.
“Aas Mohammed is being brought to Jaipur and will be produced in a court here,” said the officer.
The ACB complainant one Rajveer had a case registered against him with Jhotwara police station under sections 420, 406,467, 468 and 471 of IPC. He was arrested and released on bail. His wife was a co-accused. In order to remove her name from the case, Battu Khan and Sumant Singh were allegedly demanding Rs 5 lakh and had already received Rs 3 lakh.