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District Court Complex Theft Case: 5 cops suspended in Rajouri, departmental inquiry initiated

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Jammu and Kashmir police in Rajouri has placed five cops under suspension over a theft incident in district court complex while a departmental inquiry has been initiated in this regard, officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) on Wednesday.

Pertinently, unidentified burglars in the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday struck at district court complex in Rajouri town and entered in Maal Khaana (seizure room) while some material, especially narcotics is suspected to be missing.

Meanwhile, in an official statement, the District Police Office Rajouri informed that during the intervening night of 03rd and 04th April, information was received that some unknown thieves have broken the locks of the Malkhana of District Court complex Rajouri and have stolen some seized articles, case property.

On this, a cognizance has been taken while a case under FIR number 143/2023 under section 457/380 IPC has been registered and investigation has been started.

During the initial phase, police said, special teams have analysed the crime scene with the assistance of FSL team.

Police is also analyzing the technical evidence related to the scene of crime, said the District Police Office.

Moreover, Police have also rounded up various suspects for questioning, it said.

On the other hand, taking serious action in this incident, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rajouri Amritpal Singh has placed under suspension Guard Incharge and other officials for dereliction of duties while a departmental enquiry has also been initiated, which will be conducted by Deputy SP DAR Parupkar Singh.

The investigation is going on and a breakthrough is expected very soon, police said.

In an official statement, police further stated that five personnel who have been suspended include ASI Tariq Mehmood, SgCt Mohd Shafiq, SPO Ghulam Nabi, SPO Mohd Munshi and SPO Murtaza Khan—(KNO)

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