Police inspector and transport officials held for extortion

Shillong, Dec 15 (PTI) Six persons, including a police inspector and transport officials, were today held for illegally collecting money from coal-laden trucks along the Shillong-Jowai road in Meghalaya, police said. Inspector Marbid Rynjah and some transport officials have been detained, a senior police official told PTI adding that these people have been indulged in robbing trucks plying along the highway. Irked at the insensitivity of the law enforcement officials, many people have lodged complaints with the police, he said. According to the police, Additional SP (Crime) Vivek Syiem laid a trap and apprehended them while they were detaining and collecting money from trucks. Two vehicles used by these criminals were also seized, police said.