Fire Service officer, two cops arrested

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi Government has registered a case in connection with a sting operation carried out by a Hindi television news channel in 2007 purportedly showing a Delhi Fire Service officer issuing a No Objection Certificate to a primary school without proper verification. The accused has been arrested.

The sting operation carried out in September 2007 purportedly revealed that an official of the Laxmi Nagar fire station, Rajan Vadera, had demanded and accepted Rs.3,000 and Rs.15,000 on two occasions to issue an NoC to A.B. Primary School at Karawal Nagar that did not exist in reality. Based on a complaint lodged by the Delhi Fire Service, the Anti-Corruption Branch registered a case and arrested the accused on Wednesday. In another case, S-I Vijender Pal Singh of the Seelampur police station and Constable Ram Krishan of the traffic police were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly extorting money from auto-rickshaw drivers.

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