Three traffic police personnel have been sent to District Lines for allegedly extorting money from drivers of commercial vehicles, police said Saturday.
Head constable Naresh Kumar and constables Kuldeep and Bhup Singh were caught by a special surveillance team of the Delhi Police’s vigilance department in two separate incidents, said a senior police officer.
In the first operation, which was conducted on December 7, the surveillance team found that two policemen, Kumar and Kuldeep, allegedly used to confiscate papers of commercial vehicles at an intersection on Minto Road.
The duo used to ask drivers to drop off their passengers and come back to get their documents for a certain fee, said the official.
In the second operation conducted on December 10, the team found that Singh allegedly used to collect collect an “entry fee” of Rs 300 from drivers near the roundabout at Mandi House.
The official said Singh did not issue a receipt for the “fee”.
“Inquiries have been initiated against the three police personnel” the officer added.