Ex­tor­tion gang busted, 4 cops among 15 held

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE - Zee Me­dia News­room cor­re­spon­[email protected]­dia.net (With in­puts from agen­cies)

Noida: The po­lice in Noida said on Tues­day that they have ex­posed a gang of ex­tor­tion­ists and ar­rested 15 peo­ple, in­clud­ing four po­lice­men and two women.

The gang used to ex­tort money from car driv­ers after threat­en­ing them with rape charges.

After re­ceiv­ing sev­eral com­plaints by the com­muters trav­el­ling be­tween sec­tor 39 to 44, se­nior of­fi­cers laid a trap to ar­rest gang mem­bers.

Dur­ing the probe, the cops found that a girl takes a lift from sec­tor 39 and get down near a po­lice ve­hi­cle. With the help of lo­cal po­lice staff, fake rape com­plaints were made by the woman and then money was ex­torted from the car driv­ers. Fol­low­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, one in­spec­tor, three con­sta­bles, po­lice con­trol room driv­ers and two women have been ar­rested.

Of­fi­cials said the in-charge of a po­lice post was run­ning the nexus since his post­ing there in March and is re­ported to have been do­ing this dur­ing ear­lier post­ings as well.

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