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Bengaluru cop booked for bribe during lockdown

Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Karnataka Police Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered an FIR against a senior police officer for allegedly taking bribe from cigarette distributors during the lockdown, an official said on Friday.

“We have registered an FIR against ACP Prabhu Shankar under Prevention of Corruption Act,” ACB Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) T. Suneel Kumar told IANS.

The complaint against Shankar has been referred to the ACB by Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG & IG) Praveen Sood, following allegations that he has collected bribe amid lockdown from some cigarette distributors.

“According to a report submitted by the city police, bribes amounting to Rs 25 lakh have been seized. The city police conducted an enquiry and seized the money,” said Kumar.

Police have submitted a report to Sood that has been transferred to the ACB for further probe.

–IANS

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