E-rickshaw drivers protest against ‘illegal extortion’ in

Noida: E-rickshaw drivers today staged a protest against “illegal extortion” by contractors here, police said.

E rickshaw drivers alleged that the accused used to collect Rs 30 every day from all rickshaw drivers who pass through sector 7. They alleged police connivance too, they said.

“Around 50 E-rickshaw drivers had come and lodged a complaint. The accused Dev Yadav has been arrested on extortion charge,” Sector 20 police station SHO Amar Nath Yadav said.

MLA Vimla Batham reached the police station in support of the drivers after which the police lodged an FIR and arrested the accused.