NOIDA: In Uttar Pradesh's Noida, A police inspector and three journalists were arrested on charges of bribery and extortion. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vaibhav Krishna said that "Manoj Kumar Pant, SHO of Sector 20 police station, and journalists Sushil Pandit, Udit Goyal and Raman Thakur were arrested yesterday," He said the four were caught red-handed while taking the bribe of Rs. 8 lakh at the Sector 20 police station.
Mr Krishna said that "They were extorting money from a call center owner in the name of removing the latter's name from an FIR registered in November 2018,". A Mercedes car has also been seized from the possession of one of the journalists, seemed to be related to some "criminal activity".
Along with that A .32 bore pistol was seized from the possession of another journalist. The district police chief said that "A total of Rs. 8 lakh has been seized and all four have been arrested," Meanwhile, Additional SHO of Sector 20 police station, Jaiveer Singh, has been suspended for his alleged involvement in the case.