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Gujarat: Police caught red-handed taking bribe of Rs 50 lakh

The Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested an assistant sub-inspector of the Ahmedabad region police for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50 lakh. The official said ASI Prakash Singh Rawal, who was attached to the Rapid Response Cell (RR Cell), was caught red-handed while accepting bribe money at a hotel on Vallabh Vijnanagar Road in Anand town on Thursday night. The RR cells operate directly under the Director General of Police.

He said that based on the information provided by Rawal recently, RR Cell in Ahmedabad region raided a warehouse in an industrial area near Khambat town of Anand and marketed subsidized urea for farmers in the state. A gang involved in the relocation was identified.

During the raid, police found 1,060 bags of urea, more than 5,000 empty sacks and a sewing machine in the warehouse. Preliminary investigations revealed that the culprits, who have yet to be identified, were illegally acquiring government-subsidized urea bags and transferring fertilizers from those bags to other bags for sale in the market. Was

According to the ACB, Rawal demanded Rs 1 lakh lakh from the warehouse owner for not disclosing the name of the accused in the FIR and after negotiations he agreed to accept Rs 50 lakh. Since the warehouse owner did not want to bribe the police, a complaint was lodged with the ACB, after which on Thursday he was caught planning and went to the hotel.

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