Noida: Four Uttar Pradesh Police personnel are among the six to have been booked for extortion and illegally keeping three Noida-based men at a police station in Ghaziabad. The complaint has also alleged one of them was forced to sign two bank cheques of Rs 5 lakh each, officials said.
The accused policemen are posted in Ghaziabad while the FIR has been lodged at the Phase 3 police station in Noida over the October 23 incident, the officials said. The 50-year-old complainant Leelu said some time back he had taken money on loan from Bahlolpur village-resident Rajendra Yadav and returned the amount to him.
"On Saturday morning, Yadav, his son Amit and four policemen showed up at my residence in Noida Sector 68's village Garhi Chaukhandi. Me, my brother and my nephew were forcefully picked up from our residence and taken to Indirapuram police station," Leelu alleged.
"At the police station, I was forced to sign two cheques of Rs 5 lakh each of my bank account in a branch located in Nirman Vihar in Delhi. It was only after handing over the cheques to them that we could manage to leave the police station," he alleged.
Leelu, along with his brother and his nephew, approached the Noida Police after being "released" from the Indirapuram police station in Ghaziabad to lodge a complaint, an official said. "On the basis of the complaint, an FIR was lodged at the Phase 3 police station against Rajendra Yadav, his son Amit and four unidentified police personnel," a Noida police spokesperson said.
The FIR has been lodged under Indian Penal Code sections 342 (wrongful confinement) and 384 (extortion), the police said, adding the matter is being investigated.