//Police officer caught red handed accepting bribe

Police officer caught red handed accepting bribe

Kozhikode: Sleuths of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) arrested a senior police officer and his accomplice when they were accepting bribe for hushing up a criminal case in the city.The VACB held Circle Inspector K. Radhakrishna Pillai of Kasaba Police Station while accepting Rs 10,000 through a middleman Kuttanparambil Sharief, DySP C.M. Pradeep Kumar. The arrests were made on a complaint made by an accused that the officer had harassed him continuously demanding Rs 50,000 to hush up a case relating to busting of an illegal telephone exchange in the city by the CI in August last, he said. They were later released on bail, he added.