Two Police Personnel Suspended for Collecting 'Goonda Tax' From Truckers
Two Police Personnel Suspended for Collecting 'Goonda Tax' From Truckers

Guwahati: In an embarrassment for the Assam police, two personnel of the Sansari Police Station, Kamrup has been suspended for collecting 'goonda tax'' from trucks moving on the National Highway. According to reports, police constable Nur Islam and Home Guard Upen Kalita collected 'goonda tax' from trucks. Their misdeed has been caught on mobile phone video by someone and the video of which has gone viral on social media. In the viral video, it is seen that both the police personnel have collected money from trucks without any receipt. After seeing the video, Kamrup Superintendent of Police has suspended them. 

It is alleged that Islam and Kalita collected Rs. 50 from the truckers each. However, it is yet to come to light that whether they were authorized by any superior office to check the truckers moving on the National Highway.  It could be noted that a few days ago a constable and a Home Guard from the Dadara Police Station helped seized gold worth Rs. 1 crore, refusing to take bribes from a group of smugglers. 

According to reports, the personnel was caught on camera collecting money from trucks on 14-07-21 and 29-07-21. Upon receiving information about the clandestine activity, senior police officials ordered an inquiry into the matter. Verification of the footage and further inquiries revealed the identity of the personnel. The suspension orders were issued to UBC Dulal Kumar, while HG Nasir Ali and HG Ranjit Hazarika of Garchuk Police Station and HG Naba Kr. Kalita of Jalukbari Police Station was discharged from service. Their honesty and integrity caught news headlines and they were lauded by many including the top brass of the Assam Police.


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