Noida Police extortion racket busted: At a time when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is stressing on improving policing in the state to improve law and order scenario, this news will certainly not go down well within state’s top administration. The UP Police has busted an extortion racket arresting 15 people including two women. Shockingly, the gang involved four Noida Police officials too.
Noida Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna told the media that the police was alerted about the gang a few days ago. Acting on the information available, a police team was formed which nabbed the two women ‘red handed’ while ‘settling a matter’ late on Monday night near Sector 44 police outpost.
How the gang operated
Explaining the modus operandi of the gang, SSP Krishna said the woman member of the gang used to first hitch a car ride and ask the driver to drop her near sector 44 police outpost.
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She would then approach the PCR van nearby to complain against the driver about attempted rape.
“The matter would then be taken to the police outpost, where some ‘relatives’ of the woman would also arrive. Then they would threaten the driver with legalese and he would eventually offer to settle the matter in lieu of some money,” news agency PTI quoted SSP Krishna, as saying.
A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and further investigation is on in the matter.