Mysore/Mysuru: City Police Commissioner Dr. Chandragupta has suspended a Police Constable for his involvement with rowdy-sheeters and joining hands with matka racketeers.
The Constable who has been suspended is Suresh, attached to Jayalakshmipuram Police Station in city.
Suresh is learnt to have kept in touch with one Abdul Zameer, a prime bookie in matka business, who is also involved in criminal cases and had joined hands with anti-social elements who were indulging in anti Police activities, following which the City Police Commissioner ordered his (Suresh) suspension pending Departmental enquiry.
There were many complaints against Suresh while he was serving in the Mysuru City Special Division earlier. As a punishment transfer, Suresh was transferred to Jayalakshmipuram Police Station on Dec. 22, 2021. Instead of correcting himself, Suresh had joined hands with rowdy-sheeters and was involved in anti-social activities, the order stated.
Though matka business was going on in city it went unnoticed. But City Crime Branch (CCB) Police conducted three raids including on Tuesday and had arrested those involved in matka business.
On Sept. 12, the CCB Police raided Karnataka Auto Cushion Works on Pulikeshi Road in Mandi Mohalla, arrested one person and had seized Rs. 70,000 cash and four matka chits from him. On Sept. 15, the Cops raided R.J. Tea Stall on K.N. Pura Tent Road and had seized Rs. 20,000 cash and four matka chits.
On Tuesday, the CCB Police raided a spot in front of a tea stall on Bazar Road in N.R. Police limits and arrested one Khizer Pasha alias Shakeer, a resident of Ghousianagar and seized Rs. 40,000 cash and six matka chits.
Following continuous raids on matka racketeers by CCB Police, the Cops came to know about the involvement of Constable Suresh with prime matka bookie Abdul Zameer, following which City Top Cop Dr. Chandragupta issued the suspension order immediately, according to sources.