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3 Maha cops, 2 others arrested for extorting from trucker

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

Three policemen and two others have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from a truck fleet operator in Maharashtra's district, police said Tuesday.

Rural police identified the arrested personnel as sub-inspector and constables and Datta Ingole, all attached to

The others held on Monday are and Manoj Raut, he said.

"A transporter with 125 cold storage trucks lodged a complaint that the accused had stopped one of their trucks transporting meat at Vashind on April 13. Despite the papers being in order, the accused demanded Rs 5 lakh in return for not slapping a case," the said.

A case for extortion was registered in station and the five arrested, he said, adding that Deputy Superintendent of Police D M Godbole was probing the case.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 11:15 IST