Gonda (UP): Four policemen of the Special
Operation Group (SOG) have been booked for allegedly extorting
money from a local businessman here, police said on Tuesday.
A local liquor dealer has lodged a complaint alleging
that the four policemen had extorted Rs 1 lakh from him after
illegally detaining his supervisor and threatening him.
In his complaint, the dealer alleged that his supervisor
was on his way with Rs 10 lakh in cash when he was stopped at
the Misrauliya railway crossing here by four people,
identifying themselves as constables of the SOG, police said.
On finding the cash, they allegedly started threatening
him and a deal had to be settled, under which they were paid
Rs 1 lakh, they said.
A case of extortion has been registered and the accused
have been taken into custody for questioning, police said.