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New Law, Same Crime: CBI’s First FIR Under BNS Targets Delhi Cops for Massive Bribe

In a landmark move, the CBI has filed its first FIR under the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) against two Delhi Police officers for allegedly demanding a Rs 10 lakh bribe. The officers were suspended and face dismissal for attempting to secure the release of a detainee by falsifying drug possession evidence.




Delhi: In a significant move against corruption within the police force, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered its first FIR under the newly-enforced Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), replacing the British-era Indian Penal Code (IPC). The FIR targets two Delhi Police head constables, Ravindra Dhaka and Parveen Sainil, both posted with the narcotics cell of the North district in Maurice Nagar.

The officers are accused of demanding a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a complainant in exchange for facilitating the release of his brother, Koshinder, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail. Koshinder had been detained following the recovery of NRX drugs, which cannot be purchased over the counter without a prescription from a qualified doctor. The complainant alleged that the medicines were falsely shown to be in the possession of his brother.

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The incident came to light after the complainant approached the CBI, leading to the registration of the FIR under BNA 61 (2), related to alleged criminal conspiracy and provisions of bribery under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Following the filing of the FIR, the Delhi Police took immediate action by suspending both head constables along with their superior officer in charge of the narcotics cell.

An official from the Delhi Police stated, “Taking zero-tolerance action against corruption, the Delhi Police has decided to initiate dismissal procedure against both the police personnel.”

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