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State of policing: Criminals seek extortion from truck carrying goods of Nalanda SP

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PATNA: In a major embarrassment to the NDA government in Bihar led by chief minister Nitish Kumar, the criminals demanded an extortion from a truck carrying goods of Nalanda district superintendent of police Sudhir Kumar Porika.

Porika who was serving as the SP of Araria district was transferred to Nalanda in the same capacity during the recent reshuffle of officials carried out last week. He is replacing Kumar Ashish who has been sent to BMP-12, Saharsa.

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As per reports in the local media, the truck laden with the goods of Porika was on way to Nalanda when the rampaging criminals stopped it near Chandi More under Harnaut police station on Saturday morning and sought extortion of Rs 500 before allowing it to move forward.

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The truck was coming from Araria where Porika was earlier posted as the SP.

“Criminal showed no respect towards us even when we told them that the laden goods belong to SP…Paisa do aur aage bado,” the driver quoted the criminals as having told him.

The journey resumed only after the cops sitting atop the truck informed the SP who directed the police station concerned to rush to the spot.

Later, the police arrested one criminal from the spot while raids are on to nab his three other accomplices. The arrested criminal has been identified as Bittu Kumar. Further investigation is on.

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