31/12/2014 10:54 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

22 Police Officials Booked In Ghaziabad For Taking Bribes

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NOIDA, INDIA - DECEMBER 29: Police personnel checking a commuter as security has been tightened in the city after high alert was declared following a bomb blast at Bengaluru on December 29, 2014 in Noida, India. Security has been stepped up major cities of the country in the run up to the New Year celebrations following a bomb blast in Bengaluru. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

A case was today registered against 18 traffic police personnel and four policemen after an inquiry found them guilty of taking bribe and extorting money from vehicle owners in the city.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dharmendra Singh Yadav ordered registration of FIR against the 22 police personnel under Prevention of Corruption Act today.

According to a police communique, several complaints were received at the police headquarters by the district police chief about extortion of money by the policemen at various places.

Complaints against 11 Head Constables Promoted (HCP), five constables and two home guards of traffic police were also received. They used to take money for allowing buses, tempos and taxis to ply on roads without permits.

An inquiry was set up under supervision of SP (crime) Ram Abhilash Tripathi.

During the probe it was found that a complainant who had visited Shahid Nagar police post in Sahibabad area for lodging a missing report was forced to pay bribe by a sub-inspector and three constables.

On the recommendation of the inquiry officer all the 22 policemen have been booked.