Police officers found guilty of consuming, selling fish seized from locals
Thiruvananthapuram: Action was taken against the police officers who seized fish from vendors and later consumed the same fish after taking it home. Three Assistant Sub Inspectors of Mangalapuram station here were transferred to the AR camp in Neyyattinkara. All three officers were found guilty in the investigation conducted by Attingal DYSP.
Mangalapuram police seized the fish from the locals alleging that they sold it violating the Covid protocols. This included Karimeen, Tilapia and Varal varieties, which were caught by the locals from Kadinamkulam lake. The policemen shared the fish between themselves and sold the excess through middlemen.
The officers took the seized fish home and consumed it.
However, complaints were filed against them soon after. Videos of the policemen taking away the fish were also released. That is when Attingal DYSP started investigation.
Gopakumar, Radhakrishnan and Padmakumar, who were Assistant Sub Inspectors at Mangalapuram station, were found guilty in the investigation. They were soon transferred to the AR camp in Neyyattinkara. However, there was an allegation that no action was taken against the SI, who was also involved in the case, owing to political pressure.