Commissioner’s office clerk held for taking bribe

The Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested a clerk of the Ahmedabad Police Commissioner’s Office,who was caught accepting bribe.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: October 11, 2013 5:56:39 am

The Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested a clerk of the Ahmedabad Police Commissioner’s Office,who was caught accepting bribe for issuing a government quarter to a police constable in the city on Thursday.

The clerk,Dhaya Solanki,posted at the K-Branch of city police commissioner office,had allegedly harassed an LRD constable,Kirit Nathu Sondarva,issuing government quarters in police lines.

According to the ACB officials,Solanki has been extorting money from Sondarva for the past few months after the latter applied for a government quarter in Ahmedabad. Solanki was,however,demanded money to clear his application. “He has been extorting money from Sondarva by saying that if he wanted a quarter in police lines then he must pay the bribe,” Inspector P A Arya said,adding that Solanki had also threatened him that if he doesn’t pay the amount,he will ensure he never gets a government quarter in any police lines in the city. “The constable approached us with the complaint and a trap was set. The accused was caught red handed,” Arya said.

The ACB trapped Solanki near a pan ship outside Rakhial police station,where he had asked the constable to come and hand over the money.

Four killed,22 injured after luxury bus rams into a truck

Palanpur: Four people,including a 52-year-old woman were killed and 22 others injured,after a private luxury bus rammed into a stationary truck from behind,near Rasana Patiya on Silchar-Kandla national highway on Thursday. Two people with grave injuries were shifted to Ahmedabad for advanced treatment,the police said. According to the police,a speeding luxury bus heading towards Rajasthan from Ahmedabad rammed into a truck parked by the side of a road near Deesa. The driver of the bus,who escaped soon after the mishap,seemed to have lost control while turning towards Deesa,the police said. The deceased have been identified as Moga Patel (30),a resident of Jaspur in Dungarpur district,Umedsingh Purohit,a resident of Deria village in Badmer district,Shantidevi Kothari (52) and Rajesh (34) both from Badmer district’s Balodra village in Rajasthan.

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