BJYM district chief arrested for posting as mining officers, extorting from transporters
BHOPAL: The district president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and a BJP leader have been been arrested for extortion in Neemuch in Western Madhya Pradesh.
In all, four persons have been caught for extortion. Police said that Bhupendra Singh Bhimawat, who is the BJYM district chief, was arrested for extortion from truckers. He was posing as mining department official and was forcing the truck drivers to cough up money.
Other than him, Girijashankar Sharma who is a member of the Manasa panchayat has been arrested. When one of the victims lodged a complaint, the police came to know about it. Subsequently, action was taken in this regard.
Bhupendra Singh Bhimawat and his three companions stopped truck driver Dunga Ram, posing as officers of the mining department. They told me that the case would be registered against me unless I paid 5,000.
Dunga Ram was beaten up and Rs 3,500 from his pocket was snatched. After the ruckus, someone called Dial 100. The police reached the spot and took action. The police officials said that the truck was on way from Rajasthan to Ratlam, when on the basis of a complaint on Dial 100, police reached the spot.
He said that on Dunga Ram's complaint, four persons Bhupendra Singh Bhimawat, Mohit Kumar, Sunil Gaur and Girjashankar Sharma have been arrested. The police are interrogating the accused. BJP district chief Hemant Harit said that party is aware of it and will take action after discussions with senior leaders.