Guwahati/ 11th May’2018 (Prag News Desk):
The Assam Police have arrested a police driver and a home guard on charges of extorting money from a Shillong youth yesterday.
The arrested duo have been identified as police driver Sarat Basumatary (34) and homegaurd manic Baishya (38).
The incident came to light when the youth was returning from Guwahati towards his hometown after performing in a musical function and the duo then allegedly extorted an amount of Rs 10,000 from the youth.
The youth then reported about the incident to the Meghalaya DGP and thereafter a letter was sent to the Commissioner of Police, Guwahati to take necessary action against the culprits.
An enquiry was made and a case under 1249/18 U/S 384/34 IPC was registered and accordingly, the accused were arrested.
Meanwhile, a disciplinary action has also been ordered against three other police persons, identified as Aditya Gogoi of 3rd APBn, Babul Bhoumik of 14th APBn and Aditya Saikia of 14th APBn for their involvement in the incident.