The UP Police have booked seven dismissed policemen, including a former SHO and three sub-inspectors who were dismissed in connection a robbery incident where an employee of a Gujarat-based businessman was robbed of Rs 1.40 crore in May.
The seven of them were posted at the Bhelupur police station in Varanasi district at the time of the incident. Five locals have been arrested in the case so far.
The role of the policemen cropped up during their investigation into the case and the recording of the statements by other accused. The policemen are absconding from Varanasi after they were dismissed. The police have also obtained non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against them.
The Varanasi CP has orderedan inquiry on them after their involvement was found and they were put under suspension. After a departmental probe found them involved in criminal activities, they were dismissed from services.
As per the case details, on May 31, Varanasi police seized Rs 92.94 lakh cash from an abandoned car in the Bhelupur area. Following this, an inquiry was ordered into the cash seizure. During the probe, it came to the fore that on May 27, an employee of a Gujarat-based businessman, who was staying at a rented accommodation in Bhelupur, was robbed.
When contacted, the businessman and his staff confirmed to the police that the recovered cash was part of the cash looted from the rented flat on May 27. Later, the businessman’s employee, Vikram Singh, also a resident of Gujarat, lodged an FIR at Bhelupur police station against one Ajeet Mishra, a Varanasi resident, and 12 unidentified people on the charges of dacoity.
The policemen were caught when police analysed CCTV footge and other technical details and found involved in the robbery.