NEW DELHI: Two policemen—an assistant commissioner of police (ACP) and an inspector—have been put under scanner after it was found that they had taken a bribe of Rs 2.3 crore from a gang of robbers and allowed them to flee.
Following an enquiry, it was found that the gang robbed a satta operator of Rs 7.5 crore in 2013 but the victim did not register an FIR fearing that he might get implicated for hoarding black money. As the two policemen got to know about the incident, they tracked the robbers down and detained them.
The victim then identified the robbers but the policemen let them go after the robbers agreed to pay a part of the booty as bribe.
Police sources said a case might soon be registered against the policemen.
The matter came to fore a month ago during the investigation of another robbery case at Chhatarpur. The probe led the police team to a youth who was a friend of the robbers involved in the 2013 case.
The youth also claimed to be part of the 2013 gang and said he could identify the
A team, led by two additional deputy commissioners of police from the south and southeast districts, was formed and the accused was asked to identify the policemen.
The two cops have now been asked to explain their decision and the probe is being monitored by senior officers. Although no FIR hasn’t been registered against the policemen yet, sources say senior officers had asked the probe officers to treat the case with utmost seriousness.