Ghaziabad police book three of own men for robbery

April 25th, 2008 - 11:13 pm ICT by admin  

Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) April 25 (IANS) The Ghaziabad police Thursday registered a case of robbery against three of its own personnel, including a sub-inspector, on the orders of a local court here. According to sources, Yogendra Singh, a resident of Ghaziabad, a suburb of the national capital Delhi, alleged that a sub-inspector and two constables barged into his house March 21, abducted him, and kept him hostage in the police lock-up, demanding Rs.20,000 for his release.

When he failed to fulfil their demands, the cops took away Rs.2,500 from his pocket and let him off after illegally detaining him for the whole night.

When the police department did not initiate any action against the guilty personnel, Yogendra Singh filed a writ before the local court at Garh Mukteswar.

In their report to the court, the police admitted that Singh was called to the police station for questioning but denied the allegations of illegal confinement or taking away the money from his pocket.

But the court disagreed and ordered the police to register a case against sub-inspector Manik Chand and two police constables. The head clerk of Bahadurgarh police station confirmed that the a case of burglary has been registered against the policemen.

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