As the news spread, enraged villages gathered at the Shergarh police station and tried to set it on fire. The panic-stricken policemen allegedly opened fire, in which four men were injured. They have been admitted in a hospital in Agra, where their condition is said to be critical.
“The allegations of extortion by the police are yet to be verified,” said senior superintendent of police Mathura, Pradeep Yadav. But in Lucknow, IG (law and order) RK Vishwakarma confirmed that some unidentified constables were extorting money from tractor drivers near Naujheel border.
The state government has announced a magisterial inquiry into the matter.