RT Nagar Drug case :RT Nagar,PI,PSI,Suspended for dereliction of duty,Erring cops will be dismissed, says Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

In a major development to the drug peddling case involving two constables attached to Chief Minister Residence security,City police commissioner,Kamal Pant on Wednesday suspended RT Nagar Inspector and his junior for failing to probe the case in detail.

With this a total four police personnel have been suspended in this case including head constable Shivakumar and Constable,Santosh attached to Koramangala station who were caught red handed by the hoysala patrolling police red handed along with two peddlers .

The RT Nagar Inspector,AShwath Gowda and PSI Veerabhadra who investigated the case has tried to safeguard the accused police personnel which led to their suspension.

Mr. Pant also issued show cause notice to DCP southeast Srinath Mahadev Joshi and DCP VVIP Security,Manjunath Babu,In charge of the CMs security .

Notice was served to Mr.Joshi seeking explanation on what procedure was followed while deploying the two accused policemen for CM security job .

While is there any negligence on part of the security arrangements from Mr.Babu.

The incident has embarrassed the Home department as even the Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Wednesday reacted strongly stating that the department will not tolerate such incidents and action would be taken against the persons involved .

The department is also contemplating dismissing the accused personnel involved in the criminal activities who are blot to the entire force, he told the media.

He also said that the personnel who exposed the corrupt policemen and busted the racket would be suitable rewarded.

It may be recalled that the alert Hoysala patrolling police caught Shivakumar and Santosh along with peddlers identified as Akhilraj and Amjad khan on 80feet road near CM residence and recovered 400 grams of Marijuana from them.

Probe revealed that the duo used to source the drugs from the peddlers regularly and even through online sometimes to peddler it to their customers.