‘Cash for transfer’ scam tarnishes UP police reputation

‘Cash for transfer’ scam tarnishes UP police reputation

Meerut: A senior policemen in Uttar Pradesh panicked as his WhatsApp chat went viral on social media on Tuesday in which, a station House Officer posted in Bulandshahr claimed to pay a bribe of Rs 50,000 to the Meerut ADG for his transfer.

The accused, Parshuram had recently shifted from Noida to Dibai police station of the western UP district.

Considering its harmful impact on the reputation of the police authorities, Bulandshahr SSP KB Singh had to file FIR against the persons involved while suspending the accused SHO on Tuesday morning.

However the Additional Director General(Meerut zone),Prashant Kumar completely rubbished the claims and called the incident a mischief.

In the chat, the accused allegedly wrote, “Brother, this is Yogi government. Everywhere bribe is being given. Even I had to pay the ADG Rs 50k for my transfer from Noida to Bulandshahr”.

Referring to Bulandshahr SSP K.B. Singh he further mention how he had sent a sum of Rs 3 lakh to an acquaintance of his to indirectly bribe him.

Dismissing the allegations, ADG Prashant Kumar said “the transfer was done by the IG (Meerut Police) and not him, since his work was to transfer the officials from one range to another and not one district to another. Moreover there was no mention of which ADG is being talked about, he added.

IG (Meerut Range) Ram Kumar asserted that this was a routine transfer and all the allegations are an attempt to tarnish UP police’ image.

The FIR does not name Parshuram and has been filed against unknown persons under IPC sections 170(pretends to hold any particular office as public servant), 419 (punishment for cheating by personation), 468(forgery for the purpose of cheating), 471(using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), 500(defamation) and the relevant sections of the Information Technology Act, 2008.