Court Sends Police Officer To Jail For Receiving Bribes
The Public Prosecution referred to the Central Jail a police officer assigned in the office of the Interior Ministry for receiving bribe and conspiring with a retired officer working as a civilian on commission.
The two were remanded for 21 days pending investigation. According to investigation carried out by detectives, the two accused were arrested after a Syrian, who had enough proof of the extortion, reported them to the concerned authority.
The Syrian was arrested for running a dummy company and visa trading. He was released after striking a deal with the two accused to whom he paid KD 10,000. The investigation revealed that the conspirators continued to extort money from the Syrian who gave in to their demands in order to avoid arrest. However, when the two attempted extortion for the third time, the Syrian reported them to the relevant authority. An entrapment ensued, during which the two were caught red handed while receiving bribe for the third time. The civilian managed to escape and the officers are still searching for him.
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