A police sub-inspector was allegedly caught while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a man for taking action over a complaint of encroachment in Ajni area of Nagpur on Wednesday, police said.
A team from the Anti-Corruption Bureau caught Rajeshsingh Keshavsingh Thakur (56), who is attached to the Ajni police station, for accepting a bribe from the complainant at Shatabdi Chowk, an official said.
The complainant had approached Thakur to take action against a scrap dealer who had encroached on a plot he had purchased in September last year.
During the investigation, the accused policeman had demanded Rs 3 lakh bribe from the complainant to remove the encroachment and after discussions, Thakur settled for Rs 1 lakh.
An offence under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against Thakur at Ajni police station.