Cops drug peddling case: Two policemen suspended for ‘lapses’ in investigation


Team Udayavani, Jan 20, 2022, 8:29 AM IST

Bengaluru: Karnataka police department has suspended a police inspector and a sub-inpector for serious lapses in investigations into the case of two policemen arrested for drug peddling in Bengaluru. Taking a serious note of the lapses, notices were also issued to two Deputy Commissioners in the city.

R.T. Nagar police inspector Ashwath Gowda and sub-inspector Veerabhadraiah have been suspended by the police department for not conducting the proper inquiry, IANS reported.

South-east DCP Srinath Mahadev Joshi has been served with a notice for clearing the deputation of accused cops without proper background check to the Chief Minister’s residence.

VVIP DCP Manjunath Babu has also been issued a notice on failing to keep the proper vigilance on Chief Minister’s security and also failing to monitor the staff deputed on the security duty of the Chief Minister, police sources confirmed.

Two police constables Shivakumar and Santhosh attached to Koramangala police station were arrested for possession of ganja near the residence of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. Both the accused were deputed as security officers at the R.T. Nagar residence of CM Bommai in Bengaluru.

The police personnel who turned into drug peddlers managed to obtain bail due to slack investigation just two days after their arrest, sources explain.

The police had taken the accused cops into custody on January 13.

The police had arrested five persons in connection with the case. The accused obtained drugs from drug peddlers and sold them in Bengaluru.

The accused cops have received drugs through a delivery service near the residence of CM Bommai to avoid any suspicions. At the time of receiving drugs, they had an argument with the drug peddlers over the issue of payments.

(With inputs from IANS)

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