Saket Dinkar|News Editor
Ghaziabad: The SSP Ghaziabad; Sudhir Kumar has directed to take action against SO Link Road; Ms Laxmi Singh Chauhan and 6 other police officials including one Sub Inspector and 5 Constables for embezzlement of recoverd money from 2 accused of an ATM fraud case and shifting cash worth of Rs 70 lac in personal vehicle for personal gain.
When the above matter came to the notice of senior police officials, the SSP Sudhir Kumar directed CO-Sahibabad; Rakesh Kumar Mishra to conduct a thorough investigation of the case. CO Mishra talked to one Rajiv Sachan; an employee of CMS which supply currency to ATMs on behalf of concerned bank and one of the accused in ATM CMS fraud case. In turn, Sacuan informed to the CO Mishra that Rs 55 lac were recovered by SO Link Road Ms Laxmi Singh Chouhan and other 6 other police personnel from him. On the other hand, another accused in the same case Amir; also an employee of CMS who was also part of transporting currency to ATMs and was supposed to feed into the ATM machines, on behalf of concerned bank informed the same police team had recovered in between Rs. 60-70 lac from him. But the raiding team of police in the matter of registered case No. 176/19 under section 409/120B/411/34 which was registered in Link Road police Station and SO Link Road; Laxmi Singh Chouhan was Investigating Officer in the case and had arrested the accused in the case; Rajiv Sachan and Amir on the night of 24th/25th September, after receiving tip off from a police informer and had recovered money. This police team, instead of depositing entire money recovered in the case, had deposited only Rs 45,81,500 and shiwn the amount as recovery and rest amount of around Rs 70 lac shifted to a private vehicle. When CO-Sahibabad Mishra investigating the matter video footage of the area when shifting if notes in a private vehicle. On the basis of evidence collected, the SSP has suspended these officials and legal action against have also been recommend against Laxmi Singh Chouhan and other 6 police staff members who were part of police team and had arrested the accused and recovered money.
SP City Shlok Kumar informed “A News Of India”, “the matter came to the notice of senior officials and the matter was investigated and on the basis of evidence in the case it was found that Rs 70 lac was shifted to another vehicle instead of depositing as a case recovery and accordingly legal action against involved officials have been recommended and they have been placed under suspension with immediate effect. There is no tolerance of any kind of such act which tarnishes the image of police.”