Jaipur: The Rajasthan anti-corruption bureau (ACB) has once again exposed the nexus of police and mining department officials in mining.
The SHO, a headconstable and a constable – all deputed in Manoharpura police station – are yet to be found even a day after the ACB caught a dhaba owner taking Rs 25,000 allegedly behalf of the Manoharpura police station staff for allowing release a truck sized for illegal transportation of bajari (gravel) .
After the news of the arrest spread, SHO Ramsingh Yadav, head constable Rohitash and constable Kanharam switched off their phones and went missing. The ACB has launched a search for them.
A truck owner had approached the ACB complaining against Manoharpur police station staff. He alleged that his truck was carrying gravel from Banas River when it was intercepted by some people. They seized the truck and demanded Rs 50,000 to release it.
When he refused to pay the bribe, a police team from Manoharpura police station came there and demanded Rs 25,000 for not taking any action in the matter. The truck owner was asked to get a receipt authorizing the transport from the mining department.
The complainant went to the mines department office where a foreman demanded a bribe of Rs 7,000 for issuing the receipt. The foreman Bhupendra Singh was caught red-handed and arrested.
The complainant then went to the police station with receipt and Rs 25,000. He was asked to pay the bribe amount to the owner of a dhaba on Delhi Road.
The ACB arrested the dhaba owner who is also a volunteer home guard and launched a search for the SHO and other policemen who are missing.