Taking a strict action against erring policemen, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manminder Singh, on Wednesday, dismissed five constables on the charge of taking a bribe of `25,000 from a person and ordered the registration of a case against them under Section 384 IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Talking to HT, the SSP said that, on October 8, one Tarundeep, a resident of Thakriwal under Qadian police station, approached him and told that two days ago, some policemen approached him at Dhalla village and forcibly took him to the police station at Batala, where they compelled him to pay `25,000 on the threat of registering a false case against him. Frightened by their threat, he paid them `25,000, he alleged.
The SSP further said that, on the basis of the complaint lodged by Tarundeep, he himself conducted a thorough probe and found the charges levelled against five constables as correct and, subsequently, ordered their dismissal. The booked constables have been identified as Joga Singh (3133), Sukhdeep Singh (2798), Sarandeep Singh (2248), Naresh Kumar (2552) and Parminder Singh (2184).
Th eSSP also appealed the people to approach him straightway if any of their grievances remained unsolved.