Posing as CCB sleuths, DySP & team rob man

Posing as CCB sleuths, DySP & team rob man

NL Nagendra Prasad, Three District Reserve Police staffs including Deputy Superintendent rank officer and private car driver were arrested and remanded in judicial custody for robbing Rs 10 lakh from a businessman in pretext of doubling the money.

In a strange case, the police, who are supposed to arrest thieves, have themselves become kidnappers and robbers. Posing as Central Crime Branch police, three District Reserve Police staff, including a Deputy Superintendent rank officer, robbed a person of Rs 10 lakh. 

Shivakumar, a private firm employee and a resident of Ramamurthy Nagar, complained to the Gangammana Gudi police on Saturday that he was duped, threatened, kidnapped and robbed of Rs 10 lakh. The investigation revealed that the reserve police including Dy SP was involved in the case.

The police arrested N L Nagendra Prasad, Dy SP Chikkaballapura District Reserve Police, constables, Venkataramana and Santosh and a private driver, Shamsuddin. All four were produced before the magistrate and remanded to 14 days judicial custody till November 24. They are still on the look-out for sub-inspector, Manjunath, and Shankar, who are absconding. 

A senior police officer said that Shamsuddin, a native of Gangammana Gudi, knew Shivakumar had a lot of money and hatched a plan with Prasad to rob him. They planned to raid his house posing as a police officer and pooled in other staff as well.

Shamsuddin contacted Shivakumar suggesting that he give him Rs 10 lakh in Rs 2000 notes and he would return back Rs 20 lakh in Rs 500 notes. Shamsuddin invited Shivakumar to his house at Gangamma Circle on November 8 around 10.45 am. As per their plan, Prasad, along with his staff, barged inside the house pretending to be CCB police and snatched the bag containing the money.

Whose money is this?

Prasad told Shivakumar that they are seizing the money as it is illegal and also threatened to file a case against him. They later abducted Shivakumar in their car and roamed around Vidyaranyapura, Thindlu, Kodigehalli and later left him near Kodigehalli and fled from the spot.

He later learnt that they were fake police and registered a case. The police are yet to recover the cash. They suspect that there are more people involved in the case.

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