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AK-47 goes missing, five cops suspended

india Updated: Aug 15, 2006 18:23 IST

Gun was issued to Chakia SO

AN OFFICIAL AK-47 rifle of the police department has disappeared mysteriously from Chakia police station, falling under sensitive Naxalite area in Chandauli district. The sophisticated firearm with a magazine of cartridges had been issued to the station officer. The matter that came to light on Sunday evening, has brought the police officials on their toes.

Newly appointed SP of Chandauli, Pravin Kumar, has put five police personnel of Chakia police station including the inspector, a head constable and three constables under suspension following the disappearance of rifle and cartridges.

Several teams have been formed by the SP to recover the missing rifle at the earliest.

According to information, SP Pravin Kumar reached the Chakia police station on a surprise visit for inspection. While checking the official documents and the store room, he found an official AK- 47 rifle, issued to inspector Pradip Singh Chandel, missing from the police station. The SP promptly suspended the inspector and four others cops - head constable Mahendra Kumar Dubey and constables Vinod Kumar, Om Prakash and Rakesh. The SP told HT over phone  that the suspended cops were being questioned by the investigating officer to find out the whereabouts of the missing rifle.  

Woman burnt for dowry
THE 26-YEAR-OLD daughter-in-law of the Domraja’s family was alleged burnt to death by her in -laws in her house at Meerghat here on Sunday. She was identified as Sapna. Police have arrested three persons under section 498- A in this regard.

Commotion prevailed in Meerghat area following the death of the woman in mysterious conditions.

According to information, Sapna, daughter of late Ramdeo Choudhry, a resident of Harishchandra ghat, had been married to one Jagdishwer Choudhry, son of late Domraja of Manikarnika ghat, Ishwar Choudhry in the year 2004.

Sapna’s parents alleged that since her marriage, Sapna’s in-laws had been persistently torturing her for dowry. On the Raksh Bandhan day recently, she had complained to her mother Dayawati and brothers about the persistent demand for dowry.