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Wednesday, March 29 2023

Head constable arrested for extorting money, gold from suspect

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Kolar Gold Fields: A head constable along with another man was arrested on Tuesday on charges of extorting money from a suspect.

Gopal Singh, posted with the Special Crime Branch of KGF police, tracked a suspect to Goa and allegedly took cash and jewellery from him instead of arresting him. Singh’s associate, Sadiq, a resident of Balakrishna Layout, has also been charged with extorting money from Ajay Kumar alias Sanjaykumar in Goa.

Ajay Kumar from Anekal had reportedly fled to Goa after allegedly cheating a number of people after promising jobs in another country. He and his associates are believed to have duped around 50 people. Following a complaint by the victims, Gopal Singh went by car to Goa on September 14 with a team to track down Ajay Kumar. Sadiq, a co-accused, had also accompanied the head constable. Gopal Singh and Sadiq set up a meeting with Ajay Kumar without informing the rest of the team.

According to a complaint lodged by car driver Stalin, Gopal and Sadiq threatened Ajay and his wife and took cash and gold ornaments from their house. On October 9, they returned to Kolar with the loot.

Oorgaum Circle Inspector Sudheer and Robertsonpet Circle Inspector S R Jagadeesh are probing the case.

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