32 cops under scanner for helping smugglers

ALLAHABAD: The role of as many as 32 policemen posted in several districts of the region is under scanner for allegedly helping the racketeers involved in smuggling carcasses of cows and calves in lieu of money.
Following the arrest of five racketeers in Dhoomanganj by the Special Task Force (STF) and subsequent investigations, the STF officials were stunned to know that these policemen, posted in the UP region, were allowing them to freely smuggle the carcasses after taking money.

Deputy SP (STF) Navendu Singh admitted that role of over 30 policemen is under scanner and a probe is being conducted.

On November 1, the STF team had seized around 18 quintals of cow carcass, a DCM truck, a car, a bike, six mobile phones, cash and other articles after arresting six racketeers, including Asif Elahi, Shariq Elahi, Abdul Kalam, Nasir Ahmad alias Pappu and Jitendra Yadav, near Dhoomanganj on Allahabad-Kanpur highway.

After the arrest, the STF officials took up detailed probe to find out the route of smuggling from UP to Delhi. It later came to light that policemen posted at Allahabad, Kaushambi, Jaunpur, Fatehpur, Gazipur and Chandauli were hand in glove with the smugglers to mint money.

STF officials claimed that they have been compiling evidences and detailed information in this regard and the report would be submitted before senior police officials in Lucknow for further action.

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