Chikkamagaluru: Four policemen suspended for extorting Rs 5 lac from gold merchant

Chikkamagaluru, Nov 21 (IANS): Four policemen have been suspended for extorting Rs 5 lakhs from a gold merchant and threatening to frame him under a smuggling case in Chikkamagaluru district, officials said on Monday.

The four were identified as Sub-Inspector Lingaraju, constables Dhanapal Nayak, Omkarmurthy and Sharat Raj, attached to the Ajjampura police station.

On May 11, the accused policemen stopped gold merchant Rohit Sankla's car in Davanagere. He was carrying 2.450 kg of gold which he was taking to Belur.

Ajjampura police station (file photo)

Upon finding the gold, they threatened him that a case of smuggling would be lodged against him if he doesn't give a Rs 10 lakh bribe.

Later, they extorted Rs 5 lakh from Sankla and let him go.

The gold merchant had lodged a complaint with senior police officers in this regard and the department had taken action after departmental inquiry.






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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Then how can one rely on the authenticity of their investigation reports??

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  • George, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Encounter these thugs.

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  • Sarvanabhavaan, Murukaveri

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    These police are made scapegoat by double engine - they have given targets and told to whom target by ruling GOVT. Do you think this will go to poor policemen's pocket ? that's why they only suspended not dismissed by government -later they will be promote and transferred to another branch for at another task. Naaaaaa Kawoooongaaaaa - Naaaaa Khneeeeeeeedunghaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Sarvabhavana Moorukaveri,one hand washes the other.True not suspended ,not dismissed.Everything remains in own circle

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    This is because of 40 % govt

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