Police volunteer caught extorting money from commuter in Ludhiana
He was removed from service, ID-card and uniform issued to him by the city police were also taken back.Updated: May 21, 2020 03:46 IST
A Ludhiana police volunteer was caught taking ₹1,000 from a youth in exchange of releasing his vehicle documents on Wednesday.
The volunteer had seized the bike documents of a commuter, Sooraj Kumar, on Tuesday, after threatening to issue a challan during checking at Shivpuri Chowk.
On Wednesday, when the accused called Sooraj to a tea stall near Shivpuri Chowk, the latter reported the matter to senior traffic marshal Amarjit Singh Bhatti, under whom the volunteer was working.
Later, Bhatti along with other social activists reached the spot and caught the volunteer red-handed accepting the cash and returning the motorcycle documents to the complainant.
Bhatti said that the volunteer had joined city police curfew enforcement team around a month and a half ago. “He was removed from volunteer service after we caught him red handed making the exchange,” the senior traffic marshal said, adding that ID-card and uniform issued to the volunteer by the police were also taken back from him.
Assistant commissioner of police (ACP, traffic) Gurdev Singh, nodal officer of the volunteer, said the matter has come to his notice. “We are verifying the facts before taking further action,” he added.