Bihar DSP sacked for keeping stolen ornaments

In-a-first-of-its-kind incident, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Bihar has been dismissed from service on the charge of sharing the spoils of loot from Mumbai. 

The incident came to light when the Mumbai Police, with the help of their counterparts in Madhubani, raided the residence of DSP Samiran Choudhary and a trainee sub-inspector Sanjiv Kumar Suman and recovered a large amount of gold and diamond ornaments. 

The stolen valuables belong to Md Murtaza Ali, a relative of veteran film actor late Amjad Khan (of Sholay fame). 

They were part of cash and ornaments –including diamond jewels worth Rs 2 crore—stolen from Ali’s Khar residence in 2011. 

The needle of suspicion pointed towards Bihar-based Raju alias Sonu and Md Farooq, who earlier worked for Ali. The duo was named accused in the FIR filed at Khar police station in Mumbai.

In July 2011, the Mumbai Police, with the help of the Bihar Police, raided Raju’s ancestral place in Madhubani and arrested him. Raju was taken to Mumbai on transit remand where he confessed to have stolen the ornaments with Farooq’s assistance. 

He said he was forced to share the booty with the DSP, Lakhnaur Station House Officer (SHO) and a trainee SI.

­Choudary was dismissed from service after the BPSC and the chief minister gave a go-ahead. The trainee SI was booted out soon after he was found guilty.

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