The Lucknow unit of the CBI today arrested a sub-inspector of the Railway Protection Force (RPF),Kripal Chand,for taking bribe from a businessman.
Chand is posted at the Pratapgarh railway station. CBI officials received a complaint from one Manoj Kumar Mishra,stating that Chand was demanding Rs 30,000 to favor him in a case in which the railway police had seized his tractor-trolley. The driver of the vehicle was also arrested. Acting on a complaint,a team of CBI went to Pratapgarh and arrested Chand when he was taking the money.
We caught the S-I red-handed, said a CBI officer involved in the operation. He added that Chand was demanding money from Mishra to file a report in the court in his favour. Initially,the S-I demanded Rs 50,000 from Mishra and later settled for Rs 30,000. He had called Mishra to Pratapgarh today for the money, said the officer.