Human Rights

STF officer, men held for extortion

Chandigarh, 15 March: Seven members of the Haryana Police. Sepcial Task Force, including an ASP were detained on 15 March, following allegations of extorting money from two Panipat businessmen. Threatening to implicate the businessmen infalse cases, the STF personnel demanded Rs. ten lakhs, and after negotiations, the deal was settled at Rs. six lakhs, according to Panipat SP Rajindar Singh. A cash-down payment of Rs. one lakh was made to the ASP Ashok Sheoran. Unfortunately for the extortionists the entire episode was on the CCTV installed at the Jewellary shop and that gave them out.
 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 April 2010 on page no. 11

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