Bribe Hunting Cops Beaten up by Truck Drivers !
Filed Under: Lifestyle, World | Posted: 06/27/2008 at 1:40AM
Comments | Region: India
Bribe-hungry cops were beaten up by truck drivers in retaliation for beating up one of their comrade, truck driver Satyendra Singh. The spot was near Bankura Town of West Bengal on the National Highway 60.
The incident occurred on the morning of 26th June, when driver Satyendra Singh, carrying tea leaves in his truck, was on way to
Satyendra said, “I requested them to let me go, but the policemen dragged me out, pushed me down on the road and started kicking me.” Hearing the cries of Satyendra, some 25 drivers sipping tea in a nearby ‘Dhaba’ came to his rescue and seeing the cops beating their comrade, the drivers started beating back the cops. Soon local residents joined the drivers in kicking and slapping the policemen and even the driver of the cop’s jeep was not spared.
Raju Badyakar, an eyewitness and an owner of a hotel nearby said that the policemen on highway petrol, regularly collect money from truck drivers and sometimes eat in the Dhabas without paying anything. Local residents sent Satyendra to
As if this was not enough, the drivers blocked the National Highway 60 in protest against the harassment by highway petrols. A police team from Bankura police station somehow rescued the four policemen and opened the highway after a lathi charge.
The Bankura Additional SP Rabindranath Mukherjee said that a probe has ordered in the incident and as a punishment, the four policemen has been transferred to a camp in Jhilimili ( a Maoist-infested area).