CHENNAI: Following media reports that police personnel attached to the Crime wing of Egmore Police station were stealing and disposing of two-wheelers abandoned in the parking lot of the Egmore Railway Station, the Crime Inspector of Egmore Police station N Kannan was shunted out and asked to report to the Control Room, here on Thursday.
Sources in Railway Protection Force (RPF) indicated that such incidents involving the local police lifting vehicles has been in vogue for a while. This is being done on the ground that those vehicles were involved in crimes.
Later, they discard them at Pudupet scrap shop discreetly, sources added.
The incident, which reportedly occurred two weeks ago was brought to the notice of the City Police by the RPF and Government Railway Police after they found a few personnel claiming to be cops attached to the Crime wing of Egmore Police loaded about 20 vehicles in a private van and left.
The loading and unloading had been caught on camera and submitted as proof of theft.
A police official claimed that the vehicles were removed by Egmore Police since they were a security threat.
Sources said the cops involved were trying to set things right by accounting for the vehicles taken from the Egmore Railway Station parking lot with those that had been impounded from other areas. This was being done to cover up the disposal of bikes at the scrap shop, sources further said.