The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) this evening arrested red handed a DySP of Crime Branch for demanding and accepting an amount of Rs 50,000 as bribe from the complainant.
The arrest was made from outside Bahu Plaza in Trikuta Nagar when the DySP took the bribe in his official car, sources said. The arrested DySP has been identified as Varinder Singh Kattal.
The case in which the police officer took corruption pertained to property dispute between father-son and involving a property dealer.
On verification, the contents of the complaint were found genuine and accordingly the ACB team laid a trap and arrested the accused police officer while accepting Rs. 50,000 as bribe.
He was immediately taken into custody and subsequently searches were also conducted at his home.
A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at ACB police station, Jammu for further investigations.