Guwahati May 19: A sub-inspector of Special Task Force (STF), Dipali Baruah, was arrested late last night from Chapor in Dhubri district of western Assam in an alleged bribery and abduction case.
Police sources said Ms Baruah was arrested by a team of Gorchuk Police of Guwahati on the basis of a complaint lodged by a businessman Biren Haloi.
Mr Haloi had alleged in the FIR that Ms Baruah and six other accomplices, including other police personnel, had demanded Rs 10 lakh from him for disposing off a pending case against him.
They had allegedly abducted Haloi from near Gorchuk on May 11 last and kept him in a Guwahati hotel, demanding ransom money from his family.
Mr Haloi was reportedly set free only after his family paid them Rs 4 lakh.
Police have started questioning Ms Baruah in the case and her husband, who is also a police personnel, has also been reportedly picked up for questioning.