A Delhi Police personnel has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for threatening a woman and her son and demanding bribe.
The court of Special Judge B R Kedia sentenced 53-year-old Ashok Kumar,a head constable with Delhi Police,and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 in a corruption case filed in 2007.
In her complaint,Darshana Devi,had alleged that she had given money to a man named Sri Bhagwan,then a driver with a sub-divisional magistrate,for getting her sons friend suitably employed.
She,however,demanded her money back when he failed to keep his promise.
Sri Bhagwan refused to return her money despite repeated requests and instead began threatening her.
He then asked Ashok Kumar to dissuade Darshana from demanding the money.
Darshana Devi alleged that Kumar,who was then posted as a head constable in the Nangloi Police station had called her and her son to the police station and detained them for several hours. She said he also asked her to pay him Rs 5,000 if she wanted to leave the police station.
Devi said she was finally allowed to go only after she promised to pay him Rs 10,000.
She then approached the Anti-Corruption branch,and Kumar was arrested.