New Delhi, May 18: An internal list of cops about alleged bribery and collections from local businessmen went viral on messaging app WhatsApp, prompting Gautam Budh Nagar SSP Ajay Pal Sharma to take strict action against Noida Crime Branch’s Special Operation Group (SOG) on Friday. The SSP dissolved the SOG and sent 16 personnel to police line with immediate effect. Also Read - Baraat On Bullock Cart: Groom & Baaratis Ride on Bullock Carts to Reach Wedding Venue in UP's Deoria
One of the cops in the Special Operation Group reportedly sent the list of ‘collections’ to the Uttar Pradesh DGP O P Singh after a heated argument broke out among cops over the distribution of money collected from different sources. The DGP then ordered an investigation into the matter. “An inquiry headed by SP City Noida has been launched into the matter,” Sharma was quoted as saying. Also Read - 'Highly Misplaced': India Strongly Rejects UN Special Branch's Criticism of New IT Rules
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The list, which went viral on WhatsApp groups, includes the monthly amount collected from different fuel stations, cement manufacturers, hotel and restaurant owners, developers, etc. The list The list also mentions cash distributions among inspectors, cops and also used to buy weapons and airfare for three SOG team members for operation in Bihar. The list mentions monthly collections ranging from Rs 3000-Rs 10,000.