An IPS officer has been arrested by the CBI after he was allegedly caught accepting Rs one lakh in bribe from a junior officer.

Superintendent of Police (City) Deshraj was caught on Thursday night while allegedly accepting Rs one lakh as an initial amount of a Rs 25 lakh bribe he had demanded from SHO Anokh Singh, CBI Deputy Inspector General Mahesh Aggarwal said.

According to official sources, a departmental inquiry was pending against the Station House Officer in a case.

As the inquiry was pending with Deshraj, he allegedly promised the SHO that he would “hush up” the probe if he was paid money for it, the sources said.

The SHO informed CBI who laid a trap and caught Deshraj.

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