Policemen extort money from lodging residents

[TamilNet, Sunday, 26 April 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Two inebriated policemen who extorted money at knife-point at two lodging houses in Mannar on Friday evening, were arrested on the orders of the Magistrate of Mannar, said sources in Mannar.

The two policemen who had driven up in a van, entered a lodging house, forcibly extracted money from the Tamil residents there, attempted to lay violent hands upon a young girl in the lodging house. The policemen also threatened to kill a young boy.

They departed taking 600 rupees with them.

When they tried to repeat the same offence at another lodge, the public complained to the Mannar police. The police, however, refused to entertain the complaint, said sources. Following this a group of persons went in a delegation to the magistrate of Mannar.

The magistrate had to call the acting chief inspector at the Mannar police station personally, before the complaint was registered. It was only when the magistrate issued an order that action should be taken against the two miscreants that the two reserve policemen were arrested, said sources.

 

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