Mathura, 2017.08.25 (Anuja Jaiswall, TNN): Authorities at a toll plaza on the Agra-Delhi National Highway 2 have filed a complaint against six police personnel of Mathura, including a circle officer, for allegedly manhandling their staff and looting Rs 40,000 in cash from them.
Assistant manager of the plaza OP Yadav said, “Six policemen, including the circle officer of Refinery circle Nitin Singh, came to the plaza on the intervening night of August 22 and 23 and looted the cash after assaulting the staff. CCTV footage of the incident has been submitted along with the complaint.”
According to Yadav, the incident occurred between 11.45pm and 1am.
The policemen arrived at the toll plaza in an SUV belonging to the circle officer (CO) and entered lane 13 meant for fast lane tag vehicles. He said since the vehicle did not have a fast lane tag, the barrier went down and blocked the vehicle’s exit.
“The CO and other policemen came out and started threatening the staff. An argument ensued, following which they manhandled the staff.”
CO Nitin Singh denied allegations and said that he was on patrol duty when three people approached him and complained that the toll staff was charging extra money. “We have already registered a case against 25 people including the manager on duty, Vinay Yadav and unidentified people under sections 147 (rioting) and 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty),” Singh said.
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