Capital SP Tumme Amo. Image credit - Northeast Now

The Capital police of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday suspended a female officer for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from an accused of an accident case.

Capital superintendent of police (SP) Tumme Amo said a complaint against the assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was received from the accused of the accident wherein he alleged that the lady officer had demanded Rs 40,000 for granting him a bail.

The ASI was the investigation officer of the said accident case which occurred on April 24, 2019.

“She (the female officer) made the accused believe that his offence was a non-bailable one, whereas that was  not the case,” said Amo.

“According to the accused, he was on his vehicle with his wife and they were on their way to a hospital when the car suddenly started to face some issue with the brakes,” said the SP.

“Accordingly, he drove his vehicle to a garage near Arunodaya Higher Secondary in H Sector during which he accidently hit two mechanics of the garage. Subsequently, the owner of the garage lodged a complaint against the accused in Itanagar police station,” Amo informed.

The SP further said that the police department would not tolerate any form of corruption, especially from its officers or personnel.

“We should be free of corrupt practices first, only then we can take action or tell others not to get indulged in the same. Honesty must begin from home,” Amo said.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com

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