Dismissed policeman arrested for extorting money from truck drivers

Dismissed policeman arrested for extorting money from truck drivers

The former cop, who was extorting money from truck drivers, in police custody. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 20

The Amritsar rural police have nabbed a dismissed cop, Surinderpal Singh, a resident of Barindpur village in Kapurthala for allegedly extorting and robbing commuters by posing as a cop in the Jandiala Guru area on Friday.

The police got information that a policeman was intercepting truck drivers, especially from other states, while entering the holy city and extorting money from them while threatening to register an FIR and put them behind bars.

In case someone refused to cough up the money, he used to thrash and harass them. The informer told that he was present near the Jandiala Guru grain market and had intercepted a truck. Immediately a raid was conducted and he was arrested from the spot.

In a statement issued here, the police stated that Surinderpal Singh was dismissed from his service in 2005. He was active in rural areas of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and Amritsar. He has around 20 criminal cases, including robbery, fraud and under the NDPS Act, registered against him.

Had 20 criminal cases filed against him

  • Surinderpal Singh was dismissed from his service in 2005
  • He was active in rural areas of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and Amritsar
  • He has around 20 criminal cases, including robbery, fraud and under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, registered against him
  • A fresh case under Sections 341, 384, 379-B, 170, 171 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against him at the Jandiala police station
  • The police recovered the police uniform with a belt, an iron punch and a sharp-edged weapon from him

A fresh case under Sections 341, 384, 379-B, 170, 171 and 420 of the IPC has been registered against him at the Jandiala police station here. The police recovered the police uniform with a belt, an iron punch and a sharp-edged weapon from his possession.

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