Gurgaon: A police official who was caught red handed while accepting bribe in Haryana attempted suicide by consuming poison in the lock-up early on Saturday.

Station House Officer (SHO) of Sadar Police Station Sajjan Singh was arrested on Friday with his tout Sanjay Gupta for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe for excluding the name of Rajender Singh from a First Information Report (FIR). He was arrested by Haryana vigilance department.

Sajjan Singh tried to end his life by consuming mosquito repellent coil. The duo was arrested on the complaint of Rajender Singh, a resident of Laxman Vihar who alleged that the officer demanded Rs 1 lakh as bribe for excluding his name from an FIR.

"He (Sajjan Singh) demanded a mosquito repellent coil in the lock-up. During early hours, he consumed the coil," a vigilance officer, who did not wish to be named, said. He was taken to hospital on Saturday morning.

"We have removed the pieces of coil from his abdomen. His vitals are stable and we are referring the patient to Delhi for special tests," Hazari Lal, casualty head of the civil hospital, said.

On Friday, the vigilance officials laid a trap. Rajender Singh handed over the money laced with powder to Sanjay Gupta. He went to the police station to hand over the money to Sajjan Singh, where both were caught red handed.


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