Acting tough against earring policemen, the Batala senior superintendent of police (SSP) on Wednesday suspended a head constable and four constables allegedly for accepting a bribe of `25,000 from a person.
The accused were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
SSP Manminder Singh told Hindustan Times that on Tuesday afternoon, a Thakriwal village resident under the Qadian police station approached him and told that two days back, when he was standing outside Dhalla village, some policemen of the anti-gunda staff approached him and forcibly took him to a police station at Batala and blackmailed him either to pay `25,000 or they would registered a case against him.
Frightened by their threat, the complainant, Tarundeep, paid `25,000 to the policemen.
SSP said during investigations, he found the charges levelled against the five constables correct, and thus, suspended them and ordered to registered a case under section 384 of the IPC, 7/13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act against head constable, Joga Singh, constables Sukhdeep Singh, Saranjeet Singh, Naresh Kumar and Gurjit Singh at the Civil Line police station.