Two policemen were arrested on Saturday for allegedly beating up a truck driver and snatching ₹400 from him on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway. The policemen, deployed on the expressway under the jurisdiction of Kasna police station, identified as constables Tara Chand and Gyan Singh.
The truck driver, Arvind Saini, is a resident of Sikar, Rajasthan. He said that he ferries cattle from Rajasthan to Meerut in a truck via the expressway. “On Saturday, I was on my way to Meerut in the truck when the two policemen stopped me near Sirsa toll plaza at 6.30 am. It is an unwritten norm that they illegally seek money from truck drivers. So I gave them ₹400. However, they appeared unhappy and demanded ₹4,000 from me. When I expressed my inability to pay more, they grabbed me and started beating me,” he said.
Saini said that they beat him up so badly that he needed medical treatment. He also made a video of the injuries he sustained. He then informed his employer, who advised Saini to file a complaint. Saini then filed a complaint at Kasna police station against the two constables.
Sudhir Kumar, station house officer, Kasna police station, said they registered a case against the two policemen under Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), Section 504 (intentional insult), and Section 7 of The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. “Brijnanda Rai is investigating the matter, assistant commissioner of police (3), Greater Noida,” he said.
Rai said that they arrested two constables. “They were produced in court sent to judicial custody. Saini allegedly said that the policemen extorted him. The matter is being probed,” he said.
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