Delhi Commonwealth Games bronze medal winner and two-time Asian Championships medallist Jai Bhagwan has been suspended by Haryana Police after an internal inquiry found him to have taken a bribe of Rs one lakh from a trader in Adampur, Hisar. Bhagwan, an Arjuna Awardee, was suspended along with Constable Anil.
The inquiry was carried out by Bhagwan Das, DSP, Headquarters, and the two were suspended by Satender Kumar Gupta, Superintendent of Police, Hisar.
“There were allegations against Adampur SHO Jai Bhagwan and constable Anil of taking a bribe of Rs one lakh from a trader in Adampur after they apprehended some persons gambling at a premises in Adampur. We initiated a departmental inquiry which was carried out by Bhagwan Dass, DSP, Headquarters and it was found that the allegations were true. Hence we have suspended both Jai Bhagwan and constable Anil with immediate effect. It’s unfortunate that they were taking bribe and such actions will be dealt with strongly,” Gupta told The Indian Express on Tuesday.
Earlier last month, Mukesh Goyal, a trader in Adampur, filed a complaint at the SP office in Hisar alleging that SHO Bhagwan and Constable Anil visited his shop on August 31 and took his younger brother Ravi and four others in custody under the Gambling Act.
Goyal further alleged that Bhagwan later demanded a bribe of Rs one lakh from him to release the accused.
Following the complaints, Gupta transferred Bhagwan to the Police Lines and ordered Bhagwan Dass to conduct a probe. The findings of the probe were submitted on Tuesday and the International boxer was suspended later in the day.
“We got the complaint last month and I led the inquiry into the matter. It was found that they had demanded and took a bribe of Rs one lakh from the Adampur trader after they arrested some persons under the Gambling Act on August 31. The trader had filed complaints and all evidence suggested that Jai Bhagwan and Constable Anil were guilty. I submitted the report to the SP and the Hisar Police have suspended both of them,” Bhagwan Dass, DSP, Headquarters, said.