Bengaluru: Lokayukta probe against former ADCP Alok Kumar

Lokayukta police initiating an inquiry into a private complaint of alleged extortion racket against the officer

Bengaluru: There could more trouble brewing for the suspended IPS officer and former additional commissioner of police (law & order) Alok Kumar with the Lokayukta police initiating an inquiry into a private complaint of alleged extortion racket against the officer.

The Lokayukta police have initiated an inquiry into the allegations made by a private complainant Mallikarjun B.M. Ravi against Mr. Kumar for demanding a bribe of Rs one crore to close a criminal case against him.

"We initiated the inquiry soon after we received the complaint last week. The allegations made (against the officer) are very serious and need to be verified. We have already summoned some of the officers, who are mentioned in the complaint including the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Seshadripuram. They have given their statements to the investigating officer," said an official source.

The complainant, who is known in police circles by his alias 'Fighter' Ravi had in a written complaint dated May 30, requested the Lokayukta police to register an FIR against Mr. Kumar for threatening him with dire consequences; of opening a rowdy sheet against him if he failed to pay Rs 1 crore to close a 2014 case in the Vyalikaval police station.

The calls for the alleged bribe were allegedly made by Mr. Kumar's subordinate officers including the jurisdictional inspector, ACP and Deputy Commissioner of Police, stated the complainant.

Mr. Ravi in the complaint has stated that he had gone to a bar with a friend on August 30, 2014, where they had got into a fight with the management, which was recorded in the CCTV.

Both parties had filed counter complaints at the Vyyalikaval police station after which the DCP, an inspector and some other officers started calling Mr. Ravi telling him that they would favourably settle the issue if he paid them the money. He alleged that he had borrowed Rs 5 lakh from a friend and gave it to the inspector but a day later; the ACP called and told him that the money was handed over to Mr. Kumar but he wanted Rs 1 crore to settle the case, alleged the complainant.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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