New Delhi: In a battle against corruption, the Tis Hazari Court on Friday awarded 18 months imprisonment to two police personnel for taking Rs 100 as bribe. The court also ordered them to pay a fine of Rs 10,000, which is 100 times of the amount received as bribe.

Both are identified as ASI Vikram Singh and Constable Vikram Singh.

While pronouncing the verdict, the Special judge NK Sharma said that both the cops had misused their authority for personal gains thus, apart from a fine, awarding them punishment is mandatory.

The case was registered by a bus driver Satish on February 7, 2004 alleging that the duo had demanded Rs 100 to allow his vehicle to ply through Kodia Pul Bus Stand in old Delhi vicinity. According to Satish, they had also threatened him to impose fine if he refused to pay the money demanded by the convicts.

At that time a recording device was attached with the driver that caught both of them red-handed while taking the bribe.

Satish then approached the anti-corruption branch and lodged a complaint in this regard.

(JPN/Bureau)