Driving licence branch official suspended over bribe charges

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An official at Karachi’s Korangi driving licence (DL) branch was suspended after he was caught on camera extorting a bribe for issuance of a driving licence.

The top police brass swung into action after the footage showing the driving licence officer taking a bribe from a citizen was aired by a TV channel. He has been suspended from his post.

DSP Arshad Siddique has been made an inquiry officer to probe the matter and ascertain the truth.

Aslam Mirani, who works at the DL branch’s motor vehicle inspector office, is purportedly seen taking bribe in a video clip recorded by a citizen.

On being contacted, the citizen told ARY News that, “Initially, I deposited a fee [for the issuance of a driving licence] but I failed an eyesight test.

Someone put me in contact with Mirani who then called me directly to his office saving me the hassle of obtaining a token.”

 

At first, he said, the official asked him for an Rs3,000 bribe besides paying the licence fee but agreed on Rs2,500.

 

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