Raipur: A head constable was arrested by Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5,600 from a doctor in Bemetara district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, an ACB official said.
"The 46-year-old Anand Singh Thakur, posted with Berla police station, was caught red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs 5,600 from a doctor after threatening to implicate him in a false case," the official said.
The complainant Dr Dushyant Kumar Khosla, who owns a clinic at Berla, had recently received a notice seeking his statement in a case at Berla police station.
Later, he contacted head constable Anand Singh Thakur, who told him that a case has been slapped against him and demanded bribe of Rs 15,000 for setting him free of it, the official said.
Initially Thakur took Rs 1,400 from Dushyant and asked to give rest of the amount as early as possible, the official said adding that the deal was settled after complainant agreed to give the money in installments.
Meanwhile, Dushyant registered a complaint against Thakur. After verifying the complaint, the trap was laid at the Berla police station and Tahkur was arrested accepting Rs 5,600, the official said.
During investigation, it was found that no case was registered against the doctor, the official said.


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