Cops Suspended for Aiding Sand Mafia

Published: 10th March 2016 07:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2016 07:35 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: Police commissioner Amit Garg suspended Padmanabham police inspector S Kantha Rao and three other personnel on Wednesday, for allegedly supporting illegal mining and transportation of sand from the banks of Gostani river.

Head constables S Adhi Raju and G Sathi Babu along with constable P Ravi Kumar from Padmnabham police station were suspended.

Sources said that Kantha Rao and three others reportedly accepted huge bribes from the sand mafia for turning a blind eye on the illegal business. Recently, some Telugu Desam party leaders and locals  approached the city police chief and lodged a complaint against the policemen. Based on the preliminary inquiry, Amit Garg suspended them.


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