Friday, 10 July 2009

Three CBCID police officers suspended in Chennai on graft charges in GoldQuest case

Three police personnel attached to the Crime Branch CID, including an Inspector of Police, have been suspended on charges of misconduct and corruption.
Based on the recommendations of a top officer in the CBCID, Director General of Police K.P. Jain ordered the suspension of Inspector Sundareswara Pandian, Sub-Inspector Siva Subramanian, and Head Constable Ramanujam, who were part of a team that investigated the ‘Gold Quest’ case, police sources said.
On receiving information that a huge sum was paid to the police personnel by an accused in the case, who had tried to evade arrest, the CBCID made discreet enquiries.
“We have established prima facie evidence that money was paid by one of the accused to avoid arrest. It has also been recommended that the charges may be referred to the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption for further investigation,” a top officer in the CBCID said.
It is an eye-opener for police officers who take bribes from swindlers. Soon Amway India is going to face the same fate of GoldQuest International since there is hardly any difference between the schemes of the two fraudsters.

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