Delhi Police Constable Arrested for Taking 'Protection Money'

Published: 18th July 2014 10:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2014 10:32 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: A Delhi Police constable was today arrested for allegedly demanding "protection money" from a man who was earlier involved in pick-pocketing, police said.         

The man approached the Vigilance branch of Delhi Police saying that earlier he used to indulge in pick pocketing and give monthly protection money to a constable Sanjeev for not arresting him.      

"The complainant, however, had a change of heart and left pick-pocketing. But Sanjeev, who claimed to be posted at Chanakyapuri police station, asked him to resume his work and pay him a monthly sum of Rs 5,000 as protection money," said a senior police official of the Vigilance unit.            

Based on the complaint, a trap was laid and Constable Sanjeev was arrested allegedly accepting Rs 4,000 near Ashok Nagar metro station.  

The constable is currently posted at district line in North West Delhi.          

A case has been registered and further investigation was on, the official said.

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