The Bihar Home Department on Tuesday suspended senior IPS officer Alok Kumar for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs. 10 crore.

“Mr. Kumar was suspended on the ground of demanding a bribe. There is prima facie evidence against him,” Principal Secretary Amir Subhani told The Hindu .

“DIG Kumar has been suspended under Section 3 (i) of the All-India Services [Discipline and Appeal] Rules, 1969, for misusing his position for selfish gains, breaching the duties of his office and neglecting to perform his duty towards corrupt activities,” a government notification said.

Mr. Kumar was allowed “suspension allowance” under Section 4 of the Service Rules. Prior to the suspension, Mr. Kumar was transferred from his post of DIG of Saran Range. He was shifted to the Police Headquarters. Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Ravindra Kumar said there was “ prima facie involvement” of Mr. Kumar in the case.