2 Delhi police men sent to Judicial custody, 5 terminated in EC bribery case

NEW DELHI, Oct 24: Two Delhi police personnel were arrested and sent to Judicial custody while five were terminated in the Sukesh Chandrashekar matter over EC bribery case.

Seven Delhi Policemen were dismissed from service for allegedly allowing an arrested middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar in the Election Commission (EC) bribery case to shop in a Bengaluru mall where he had been taken for a court hearing, police said today.

The seven police personnel of the 3rd Battalion were suspended on October 19 and an inquiry was ordered against them.

Sukesh Chandrashekhar was arrested on April 16 here for allegedly taking money from AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran to bribe EC officials in connection with the dispute over the AIADMK poll symbol–‘two leaves’.

The booked personnel are Assistant Sub Inspector Rajesh, head constables Jeevan and J George and constables Nitin Kumar, Keshav Kumar, Dharmendar and Pushpender.

As it was found that they were guilty of “unprofessional conduct”, they were dismissed from service, said Dependra Pathak, the chief spokesperson of Delhi Police and special commissioner of police (Traffic).

They have also been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act (POC), he added.

Chandrasekhar was escorted by the Delhi Police to Mumbai, Coimbatore and Bengaluru for court hearings between October 9 and 16. He had a court hearing in Mumbai, Coimbatore and Bengaluru on October 9, 12 and 16 respectively.

Going through the report of Income Tax Department to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, Chandrasekhar was allowed to roam and shop in a mall in Bengaluru and even carry out business deals, a senior police officer said.

A probe was conducted in the matter following which a case was registered against the policemen by the Crime Branch two days ago and they were dismissed from service, the police said.

Wefornews Bureau

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