A senior police officer here turned into a common man travelled in a goods carrying vehicle to review policing on Jammu-Poonch highway and found cops deployed at several nakas taking bribe, especially from vehicles carrying bovines "which clearly reflects a nexus between cops and bovine animal smugglers."
Sources told Greater Kashmir that newly-appointed SSP Rajouri M Suleman and AdSP Rajouri Mohd Yusuf "devised a strategy" to review policing in different parts of the district without prior intimation to cops on duty.
"Under this strategy Yusuf became a civilian after wearing common clothes and boarded a Tata Mobile carrying some bovines after due permission from district administration. The AdSP travelled from Sunderbani to Manjakote on Jammu-Poonch highway through more than half a dozen police nakas on different locations," the sources said.
"On some nakas, the vehicle was inspected and allowed to move after inspection of permission letter, but at some nakas the cops took bribe for allowing movement of vehicle," the sources disclosed.
"This money-giving took place before eyes of AdSP who keenly observed each and everything but didn't reveal his identity," the sources further said. "It was only after crossing Manjakote that the AdSP de-boarded the vehicle and returned back."
Sources said the process of initiating action against the alleged corrupt cops has been started.
Senior officers of Rajouri police remained tightlipped on the issue, but some confirmed the move on the condition of anonymity.