29 Aug, 2006 IANS
PATNA: Less than two weeks after he was awarded for bravery on the Independence Day, a Bihar policeman has been suspended for taking bribe.
Rana Ramesh Chandra Singh, in-charge of Shahpur police station in Patna, was arrested while he was taking bribe from an accused's mother on Monday, additional director general, vigilance, said.
Singh, an encounter specialist, was suspended by the Bihar Police on Tuesday. Later he was produced in court and remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.
He received a cash prize of Rs 51,000 from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Aug 15 for taking on criminals.
Singh caught a notorious vehicle thief, and then demanded Rs 5 lakh from his mother Veena Pandey – the price she would have to pay for seeing her son free.
He also allegedly stole her jewellery and Rs 37,000.
Pandey informed the police who laid a trap at her apartment in Ashiana Nagar, and caught Singh taking Rs 15,000.