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Four Gurugram cops suspended for demanding money to release seized oil tanker

Officials said inspector Parveen Malik, assistant sub-inspector Dharmender, head constable Rajesh Kumar and munshi head constable Sukhbir Singh, posted at Kherki Daula police station, were suspended after they allegedly demanded Rs 1.5 lakh from the tanker owner to release his vehicle.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 09, 2018 05:53 IST
HT Correspondent
corruption,bribe,crime
Four police personnel, posted at Kherki Daula police station, were suspended and sent to the district police lines on Wednesday for allegedly demanding money for the release of an oil tanker impounded illegally, police said. (AP/Picture for representation)

Four police personnel, posted at Kherki Daula police station, were suspended and sent to the district police lines on Wednesday for allegedly demanding money for the release of an oil tanker impounded illegally, police said.

Officials privy to the matter said that inspector Parveen Malik, who was posted as a station house officer (SHO), assistant sub inspector (ASI) Dharmender, head constable (HC) Rajesh Kumar and munshi head constable (MHC) Sukhbir Singh, were suspended after they allegedly demanded Rs 1.5 lakh from the tanker owner to release his vehicle.

Rajesh Kumar , deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Manesar, confirmed that they had been suspended and a departmental inquiry ordered after a complaint was received against the officers from a Delhi-based tanker owner.

Kumar said the SHO, along with his subordinate colleagues, allegedly impounded an oil tanker from Narsinghpur on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway on Tuesday afternoon, on suspicion that the tanker driver had illegally sold diesel to a village shop while on way to Dharuhera, Rewari.

“A complaint was received that personnel from Kherki Daula police station had illegally seized a tanker and tried to extort the owner for its release. I went to the police station and after a probe, the accused policemen were suspended and sent to police lines,” Kumar said.

Kumar said that inspector Kuldeep Singh had been appointed the new SHO of Kherki Daula police station with immediate effect. Inspector Parveen Malik, ASI Dharmender and MHC Sukhbir Singh did not respond to repeated calls and text messages, while HC Rajesh Kumar refuted the allegation, saying it was not true.

On July 31, a police inspector posted in Nuh was suspended, after he had created ruckus and disrupted traffic on the Sheetla Mata Road near Sector 5, allegedly in an inebriated condition.

The officer was alleged to have parked a white SUV in the middle of the road in Sector 5 and dance with an acquaintance, throwing traffic out of gear.

Commuters, including some truckers and dhaba owners, tried to intervene and stop the officer, but he allegedly misbehaved with commuters, resulting in chaos and congestion, which lasted over 30 minutes.

First Published: Aug 09, 2018 05:53 IST