In a shocking incident, four policemen, including two sub-inspectors and two head constables, posted at Jahangirpuri police station in Northwest Delhi were suspended. They allegedly misreported the quantity of marijuana seized from a local drug peddler during a raid earlier this month.
Police said a raid was conducted by a team on September 11 from Jahangirpuri police station during which approximately 160 kgs of marijuana was seized. “But the suspected peddler was later let off after the personnel allegedly took a bribe from him,” a senior police officer said.
Anil, the alleged drug peddler, had stored the narcotic substance in the room after procuring it from Odisha, a police officer said, requesting anonymity.
“The seized marijuana was brought to the local police post (chowki). The policemen in question allegedly took Rs1.5 lakh in bribe from Anil’s family to “settle the matter”. “Instead of documenting of the entire recovery, the policemen noted they had seized only 920 grams of the contraband and he was let off from the chowki itself,” the officer said.
As per reports, the suspended policemen allegedly reported only 1 kg of contraband and sold the rest.
During the enquiry, the officer said, the investigating team caught Anil, who revealed everything. Further, all the police personnel involved in the raid were questioned, the officer said.