Three traffic constables have been suspended in Uttar Pradesh for assaulting a woman police officer and dragging her over a distance while fleeing in their car after she caught them extorting money, police said on Friday.
The constables, who are yet to be arrested, roughed up Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Kalpana Saxena late Thursday evening after she caught them extorting money from truck drivers near a crossing in Bareilly.
"The constables have been placed under suspension with immediate effect. Efforts are on to nab them," DIG N.K. Srivastava said.
"She (Saxena) is out of danger now," Dharmendra Chauhan, station house officer (SHO) of the cantonment police station, said.
"The three dragged her for over two kilometres in that position and managed to escape, leaving her injured on the road," he added.
A case under IPC 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty) and 333 (attempt to murder), has been registered against them.