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Court orders FIR against Special cops in extortion case

A Delhi court has ordered registration of a criminal case against an ACP and three officers of its elite Delhi police anti-terror squad for allegedly extorting money from people by threatening them to foist false cases on them. Sumit Saxena reports.

delhi Updated: Sep 14, 2011 00:45 IST
Sumit Saxena
Sumit Saxena
Hindustan Times

A Delhi court has ordered registration of a criminal case against an ACP and three officers of its elite Delhi police anti-terror squad for allegedly extorting money from people by threatening them to foist false cases on them.

The court directed the police chief to initiate proceedings against the policemen.

Chief metropolitan magistrate Vinod Yadav said they had credible evidence that these police officials had framed some people in false cases—just to extort money from them.

The court asked the Delhi Police chief to register an FIR against its Special Cell’s ACP Ravi Shanker, inspector Anil Dureja, sub inspector Gajender and head constable Hari Kishan.

The court expressed deep concern over the misuse of power by the Special Cell, which was especially created to deal with cases pertaining to terrorists and anti-social elements.

"This case is a classic example of how and to what extent police officers can go in framing people, committing extortion and then making them suffer the ignominy of criminal prosecution by sheer misuse of power of investigation granted to them under the Code of Criminal Procedure” said the judge.