November 24, 2016 12:06:04 am
Days after an inquiry was initiated against a Station House Officer for allegedly pocketing money recovered from a garbage collector, the garbage collector, Titu, has claimed in his statement that the SHO took Rs 25 lakh from him.
A case is likely to be registered against the SHO and four of his subordinates in the coming days, police said.
The case had come to light when a woman complained to police that the SHO of Jahangirpuri police station and staff under him had pocketed money that Titu had found while going through trash.
Joint Commissioner of Police (northern range) Sanjay Singh told The Indian Express that Titu claimed that the police had “recovered money from his home”.
“On the basis of Titu’s statement, we are going to register cases against him and the accused police personnel,” he said.
DCP (northwest district) Milind Dumbre said, “We traced the garbage collector to West Bengal. We are questioning him.” He did not comment on Titu’s statement.
According to police sources, Titu found Rs 26.7 lakh from the trash in Pitampura on November 12 and brought it home. “Titu shared the details with some friends when they were drinking. One of them informed the complainant, who runs a pan shop in Jahangirpuri. She informed the beat staff, who approached the SHO, and they conducted a raid at 11 pm on November 15,” police sources said.
Investigation revealed that the beat staff initially told the complainant they would give her 10 per cent as reward since she was the one who informed them that Titu was hiding Rs 1 crore at home. After the raid, police took Titu to Jahangirpuri police station.
“Titu claimed in his statement that the police gave him Rs 1.3 lakh and asked him to leave the city. On November 18 (Friday), he boarded the train for his native place. He was detained on Monday and brought to Delhi,” police sources said, adding that the investigation is being conducted by additional deputy commissioner of police (northwest district) Vijayanta Arya.
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