Kaluga traffic police officers caught on bribery
In Obninsk, the Kaluga region, two inspectors of the State Traffic Police are accused of bribe-taking.
According to investigative bodies, the traffic police officers had stopped a driver for an ID check. It turned out that he did not have a driver's license, as it had been previously revoked for traffic rules violation. Then, the policemen offered him a deal, namely 100 thousand rubles for avoiding to call him to administrative account.
The corruption had become known to the regional law enforcement agencies, and the offenders were detained. A criminal case under item a part 5 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code (Bribe-taking on a large scale committed by a group of persons by previous concert) has been initiated against the traffic police inspectors.
The investigation into the criminal case is ongoing; the investigating authorities are establishing all the circumstances of the offense.