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Three Delhi cops charged with kidnapping and extortion

All these policemen are accused of kidnapping a sales tax agent, robbing him, and extorting money from him through online payment mode.

Abhishek Tiwari | New Delhi | Updated :

Three policemen posted in the Shahdara district have been charged with kidnapping and extortion. While two of them have been apprehended along with one of their associates, search is on for two absconding accused in the case along with the third accused cop involved in the crime.

Probe is on to ascertain the role of a sub-inspector (SI), Vinit Pratap Singh, of the Special Staff team of the same district.

A case has been registered at the GTB Enclave police station and investigation is being conducted in the case.

The accused have been identified as Constable Sandeep, Constable Robin, and their associate Wahid, a resident of Gaziabad, UP. The absconding accused have been identified as Gaurav, a bad character (BC) of Seemapuri, and Constable Amit posted in the 6th Battalion of Delhi Armed Police (DAP).

According to a source, all these policemen are accused of kidnapping a sales tax agent, robbing him, and extorting money from him through online payment mode. The victim, after coming out from the grip of the accused, went to the GTB Enclave police station and registered a complaint.

If sources are to be believed, the incident took place on the night of October 11, in the GTB Enclave area located in the Shahdara district. The victim Pramod Kumar (name changed), working as an agent in the Sales Tax Department, was returning home in the Tahirpur area from his ITO office.

On his way, near the Shahdara flyover, his car was overtaken by another car and three people posing as policemen stopped him. Claiming themselves to be from the Crime Branch of Delhi Police, they called the victim’s name and said that they were getting a lot of complaints against him. They manhandled him and forcefully took him with them.

They allegedly robbed the victim for Rs 35,000 at the tip of a pistol and demanded Rs 5 lakh by threatening him to put him behind bars on false allegations.

The accused later took the victim to the office of the special staff of the Shahdara district and again threatened him by saying that his senior (suspected SI) had asked them to put him in jail after getting his medical done. The victim was then taken to the service line of the GTB Hospital and from there he was taken to some flat in another car.

The accused allegedly consumed alcohol in the flat and took the victim to his house. They took Rs 50,000 from the victim’s house and left the house along with him. Further, they forcefully got Rs 45,000 transferred through Phone-Pe and shooed the victim away by threatening to implicate him in a false case if he will disclose anything to anyone.

However, after getting out of the grip of the accused, the victim went to the police station and made a complaint about the incident.

On the basis of a CCTV footage, the police tracked down the accused’s car number, bank account details along with other technical aspects, all the allegations of the victim were found to be true. The matter was reported to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, the Shahdara district and on his order a case was registered at GTB Enclave on Saturday.