Mumbai: Two such cases have come before the Mumbai Police in which the policemen themselves stole money and valuables from the police station. In both the incidents, the police have registered a case and started investigation. At the same time, the surprising thing is that in one of these two cases, the accused policeman has retired, while in the other case the accused policeman has already died 8 months ago.
One of these cases has been registered by Ghatkopar police. Sources said that the police constable working here siphoned off Rs 21 lakh from the amount collected by the police as punishment, which he used for his own benefit.
An officer Said,” This penalty was collected from those who set up shops illegally, roaming without masks and according to the law, this amount has to be deposited in the court, but instead of doing this, the accused used it for his own benefit. The accused police constable used to work as a court officer in Ghatkopar police station.”
According to the police, a total penalty of Rs 28 lakh was collected in the last two years due to such action, out of which this constable paid Rs 7 lakh. They were deposited in the court itself.
Tell you that the police came to know about this 8 months ago. When the senior officers got to know about the matter, they traced the constable and then came to know that he was in the hospital. The police went to the hospital to interrogate him and he died a few days later. 8 months after the constable’s death, the police have now registered a case against him.
The second case is Nirmal Nagar in Mumbai It is from the police station where a constable stole gold, silver and money worth more than Rs 21 lakh. These valuables and money were related to some matter or the other.
An officer said that in this case the police has registered a case against the retired policeman under section 409 of IPC. Retired policeman’s name is Nandkumar Kharat, if sources are to be believed, these valuable items and money went missing from the police station’s safe between 2015 and 29 February 2020.