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Policemen arrested for demanding Rs 50,000 as extortion from truck driver in Bihar

COPS WERE NOT ON DUTY EVEN THEN THEY SNATCHED KEY OF THE TRUCK AND TOOK THE DRIVER TO THE BARACHATTI POLICE STATION

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PATNA: Two police officials in Bihar have been arrested for demanding an extortion of Rs 50,000 from a truck driver in Bihar.

Reports quoting police sources said a truck laden with iron bars was coming from Orissa when its driver parked the vehicle outside a Line hotel under Barachatti police station in Gaya district on Thursday night to take food.

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Even while he was taking food, two police officials rushed to the spot and allegedly demanded Rs 50,000 saying his truck was overloaded. The truck was reportedly on way to Nepal.

When the driver expressed his inability to pay the money, the cops forcibly snatched away the key and took the driver to the police station.

Reports said on being informed by the driver, the truck owner reached the police station with money to free his truck but somehow the news reached the top police officials in the district.

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Acting swiftly, Gaya’s senior superintendent of police Rajiv Mishra rushed to the spot and himself began investigation into the case which was found to be true.

Subsequently, the SSP ordered for immediate arrest of both the police officials and registration of an extortion case against them. According to him, the cops who took the driver to the police station were not on duty then still they interfered into the matter.

Earlier, the officer-in-charge of Chakand police station had been arrested for allegedly seeking bribe from a liquor smuggler.

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