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Five traffic police personnel, including an assistant sub-inspector, have been suspended for allegedly demanding money from truck drivers entering the national capital, the police said today.
An assistant sub-inspector, a head constable and three constables were suspended after a surveillance team of the Delhi Traffic Police found them allegedly demanding entry fees from the truck drivers coming to the national capital.
A departmental inquiry has been ordered against the suspended personnel who are posted in the western range, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) N S Bundela said.
The Delhi Traffic Police had formed surveillance teams, rangewise, after receiving complaints that traffic police personnel have allegedly been demanding the GST bills (Goods and Services Tax) from commercial vehicles.
The traffic police personnel are not authorsied to carry out checks related to GST, he added.
It was during one of these inspections that the surveillance team found the five police personnel indulging in corrupt practices.
After the surveillance team submitted a report, an assistant sub-inspector, a head constable and three constables were suspended, said the officer. He, however, refused to divulge names of the suspended personnel.
He also said that Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik has directed deputy commissioners of all traffic ranges and other senior officers to take strict action if such activities come to the fore.