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2 cops suspended for harassing cousins under anti-Romeo drive in UP

The policemen allegedly took a bribe of Rs 5,000 to free them

Press Trust of India  |  Rampur 

2 cops suspended for harassing cousins under anti-Romeo drive in UP

Two have been suspended for allegedly harrasing and taking from a youth and his cousin, whom they had detained during the Police's anti-drive here.

On March 26, sub-inspector Sanjeev Giri and constable Vimal detained a youth and his uncle's daughter, both aged about 18, when they came here to purchase medicines from their native Hashmat Ganj village, Superintendent of K K Chaudhari said.

"The said they had taken action against them under the anti-operations and they were kept at a station for over five hours," he said.

The personnel refused to let go the even after their relatives approached them and clarified that they were related and were not a couple, he said.

The allegedly demanded a of Rs 5,000 to free them, the officer said, adding the relatives gave the amount and also filmed the cops accepting the

They later approached the local and Minister Baldev Singh Aulakh, who informed the SP about the incident.

The officer said after going through the video and initial investigation, he yesterday suspended the accused sub-inspector and the constable.

Anti-squads set up by the government to prevent eveteasing, has drawn criticism from certain quarters as policemen have allegedly targeted also.

First Published: Tue, March 28 2017. 17:50 IST