Published On: Thu, Aug 27th, 2015

ASI arrested for extorting money from liquor smuggler

New Delhi: An assistant sub-inspector has been arrested for allegedly extorting money from a liquor smuggler even as two of his accomplices, also police officials, managed to flee.

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi

The “delinquent” ASI has been identified as Tejvir and the process of stringent departmental action, including his dismissal, was initiated on August 25, police said.

His partners in the extortion case — constable Jagbir of crime branch and head constable of Delhi excise department Narender — though are on the run, they said.

“Delhi Police has been taking exemplary action against such delinquent officers. Process of very stringent departmental action, including dismissal from Delhi Police, has already been initiated against the personnel concerned,” police said in a statement.

According to the statement, on the intervening night of August 24 and August 25, cops attached to Mahindra Park police station found the policemen extorting money from the liquor smuggler Hasrat near Jahangir Puri metro station for letting go a consignment.

They had demanded Rs three lakh from the smuggler Hasrat, who, however, paid Rs 1.63 lakh.

“Tejvir gave Rs 25,000 to each of them, but insisted Hasrat to pay the remaining amount, but the local police reached the spot.

“Tejvir was caught on the spot with one loaded country- made pistol along with five live cartridges and Rs. 1.13 lac were recovered from him,” police said, adding, search operation to arrest Jagbir and Narender has been launched.

Tejvir was on leave when he committed the offence.


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