Traffic cop arrested for `taking bribe'

Thane, Jul 1 (PTI) A traffic police constable was arrested by the Thane anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Thursday for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from a rickshaw driver here.

Ganesh Choudhari (48) demanded `hafta' (bribe) of Rs 700 per month from an auto rickshaw driver working for a gas agency, and after negotiation, agreed to reduce the amount to Rs 500, an ACB release said.

After the driver lodged a complaint, ACB officials laid a trap and caught the policeman while accepting the bribe, it said. PTI COR KRK KRK

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