While the case was filed on January 6, the incident came to light on Friday.

Three Hyderabad constables booked for robbing old notes from womanImage for representation
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Another case of crime involving exchange of old notes with new notes has been reported from the city of Hyderabad, after demonetisation of high value currency.

Three constables from different police stations of Rachakonda and Cyberabad commissionerates have been booked for extorting Rs 8 lakh from a woman in Madhapur.

While the case was filed on January 6, the incident came to light on Friday.

On January 6, a housewife approached Madhapur police alleging that three persons posing as policemen had taken away Rs 8 lakh including banned notes of Rs 500 from her.

Earlier, she had approached a person named Ravi for exchanging the old notes. Both agreed to a commission of nearly 23% of the amount to be exchanged.

On January 6, Ravi asked her to meet him at Ameerpet and then changed the meeting location to Hitec City in Madhapur.

The three accused identified as Vikram Reddy, Pavan and Dhan Singh, who were on vehicle checking duty that night at Madhapur, came across the woman carrying demonetised notes.

“Three men claiming themselves to be constables approached her and forcibly took away the cash. The trio threatened her that she would land behind bars if she revealed the matter to anyone.” a senior officer told The Hindu.

The victim gave the money and immediately rushed to the station to lodge a complaint.

Based on the complaint, the Madhapur police began an investigation and identified the three persons who had taken away the cash as police constables.

The trio have been booked under charges of extortion and have been taken into custody for questioning.