Panaji: Two Goa Police constables were
suspended for extorting money from Bangalore based students,
who were holidaying in the state following Diwali vacations.
Constables Mahesh Mayekar and Krishna Palyekar were
suspended yesterday after they were identified by a group of
students, from whom money was extorted at Calangute beach.
According to the students, the incident happened during
Diwali vacations when they were taking a stroll on the beach.
Both the constables who were on a patrol in the area
intercepted the group and frisked them.
"When they could not find anything, the constables began
asking for money from the students. Their demand began with Rs
50,000 and later settled on Rs 3,000," a senior police officer
said confirming the suspension.
The group later informed their parents back in Bangalore
who followed up the case with Superintendent of Police (North)
An identification parade was conducted during which the
students recognised the accused cops.
While the students left Goa on October 28, the Director
General of Police Aditya Arya commissioned an enquiry into the
incident suspending both the duo.