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Seven cops sent to lines for botching Crime Branch’s raid

Taking departmental action against seven police officials, including an inspector, the Delhi Police’s crime branch sleuths on Monday took on their central district counterparts after the latter reportedly misbehaved during a raid at GB Road. The crime branch was acting on a tip-off to catch an infamous robber, Sanjay.

Sources in the Delhi police said the crime branch had reached GB Road, Kotha number 40, on Saturday night to nab Sanjay. A local constable Abdul Karim, however, started arguing, demanding their identity cards.

Even when the crime branch sleuths showed their cards, the local cop continued to create problems for them.

Inspector of the local police station, Kamla market, Suman Kumar Sharma came to the spot and both units of the same department started fighting with each other.

The local police then made a diary entry in their register the same night, stating that the crime branch picked up four persons from there , causing unnecessary ruckus in the area and that they didn’t inform the local police about the raid.

The next morning when crime branch sleuths came to know about the diary entry, they complained about the incident to their senior police officials and a decision to send seven police station cops to lines (partial suspension) was taken.

‘We couldn’t probe the incident properly due to this silly act [DD entry] done by the seven cops. They should have acted professionally,’ the cops said.

Besides, a show-cause notice was sent on Tuesday to the station house officer of the police station, scolding them for not having knowledge about criminals in their area.

Confirming the incident, joint commissioner of police, central range, Mohammed Taj Hasan said the seven police officials have been removed from the police station and sent to lines.
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