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Kejriwal effect: Two Janakpuri police constables caught taking Rs 3,000 hafta

New Delhi: Three days after the launch of anti-corruption helpline by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, two constables were arrested yesterday on charges of extortion by the vigilance department following a sting operation by a vendor.Two
India TV News Desk January 12, 2014 11:58 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Three days after the launch of anti-corruption helpline by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, two constables were arrested yesterday on charges of extortion by the vigilance department following a sting operation by a vendor.

Two constables identified as Ishwar Singh and Sandeep Kumar from Janakpuri police station were nabbed following a trap laid by the anti- corruption branch officials near a discom office in the area, Rajendra Kumar, Secretary to Chief Minister, said.

Kumar said that a complaint was registered on the helpline by a sweater seller in the area regarding police constables demanding 'hafta' (extortion money) from them.

"He performed a sting operation and gave it to the anti-corruption department following which the trap was laid and the two constables were arrested. However, probe has been initiated to confirm if there is any involvement of the senior staff of the police station in this regard," Kumar said.

The two constables had allegedly taken Rs 3000 from the vendor, who is also associated with an NGO, last month and were demanding the same amount from him again.