A sub-divisional officer of police (SDOP) and town inspector (TI) of Rewa district were suspended for allegedly not disclosing seizure of Rs 59 lakh and gold jewellery weighing 320 gram from a branch manager of a cooperative bank, who is accused of bungling and facing police investigation.
While SDOP from Dabhaura of Rewa district Sujeet Singh Barkade was suspended by director general of police (DGP) Surendra Sinh, the town inspector (TI) of Panwar police station Arun Baghel was suspended by superintendent of police (SP), Rewa, Akash Jindal.
According to sources, Singh and Baghel had arrested RK Mishra, branch manager of district cooperative bank in Dabhaura town of the district.
Mishra is one of the key accused in Cooperative Bank scam, wherein Rs 26 crore was bungled by bank officials and employees.
Police sources said a total of Rs 73 lakh cash, gold jewellery weighing 320 gram and document related to a bank fixed deposit (FD) worth Rs 82 lakh were recovered from Mishra’s possession at the time of his arrest.
But the SDOP and TI had mentioned Rs 14 lakh as the amount seized.
“When SP interrogated Mishra, he told SP that he had handed over Rs 73 in cash, gold jewellery and documents of bank FD. On suspicion the SP summoned both the TI and SDOP and interrogated them. Both of them confessed to have not disclosed total amount seized. Later, a raid was carried out at the TI’s home and money was recovered,” said a senior police officer.
Jindal could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.