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Tea vendor threatened by cops, leaves city for good

india Updated: Sep 04, 2012 01:02 IST
HT Correspondent

The tea vendor who got his Rs. 1 lakh dues back from policemen after intervention of the deputy commissioner of police on Monday left for his native place in Bihar after shutting down his shop near the Delhi-Gurgaon border expressway toll plaza.

Sunder Mahto had lodged a complaint alleging many policemen drank tea at his shop without paying money. He said that several officials had been transferred from the city but they never cleared his bills.

Mahto got his money back after senior police officials acted on his complaint. But he said that he had been threatened by the erring cops for approaching the media.

"The policemen would not let me survive here and they will harass me every day. Lot of people approached me and asked me to shut my shop if I want to be alive and live with my family," he said before leaving the city along with his family.

The police, however, said there was no threat to Mahto's life. "I have conducted investigation and cross-checked with constables. The amount has been paid back and I have asked the family to let me know if they feel harassed," said Surinder Pal, DCP West.