Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police today suspended one of its inspectors on charges of taking bribe from several persons, causing a huge embarrassment to the force.
Former Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) Bhandaripokhori police station Amit Kumar Biswal has been placed under suspension days after he was caught accepting bribe near a toll plaza in Balasore district.
State Police Director General RP Sharma, who took action against the tainted cop, has confirmed the news this afternoon.
Notably, on December 12, the anti-corruption sleuths, acting on a tip-off, had intercepted Biswal near Sergarh toll gate in Balasore district while he was going in a car to his house at Baripada.
Following searches, the Vigilance officials also seized Rs 73,500 cash from Biswal’s possession and later carried out simultaneous searches at the his house in Baripada Town and Government quarter at Bhandaripokhori.
The total value of immovable and movable assets of Biswal has been estimated at Rs 1.13 crore.
A case was registered by Balasore Division Vigilance and the inspector was produced before a court in Baripada.