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Two cops held for issuing fake passes at Lakhanpur

KATHUA: Lakhanpur police has arrested two cops involved in issuing of fake passes to the people entering J&K via gateway of Lakhanpur. The police also placed one inspector on the spot under suspension for dereliction of duty.

The police have also registered an FIR under number 90/20 under Sections 420, 471, 188, 269, 270 IPC against the duo.

Confirming this to Jammu Links News SSP Kathua, Shailnder Mishra said that police has received many complaints over last few days that some police personnel are involved in issuing the fake passes to the travelers at Lakhanpur to save their time in checking etc.

He said though it takes hardly 10 minutes to complete formalities at Lakhanpur but some travelers even don't want to spare that time. He said, however, the police could not ascertain that who were the cops involved in this racket.

Mishra said that yesterday police team led by him in civil dress posed like the travelers and during the mid screening at a checking point one SPO showed his willingness to provide the pass in lieu of money. He handed over the passes to the team and was rounded up on the spot. During frisking, police also found an old pass and Rs 400 in cash from the pocket of an ASI and he too was arrested.

He said the Police Inspector, Vijay who was on duty at that particular point was also placed under suspension.

The cops were identified as ASI Kishore Kumar and SPO, Des Raj. The police has also started investigation in the matter.


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