2 cops suspended for gambling in Pathanamthitta


Pathanamthitta: Two policemen were suspended from service for playing cards for money at Kumbanad National Club here. SI SK Anil of Pathanamthitta AR Camp and CPO Anoop Krishnan of Palakkad AR Camp were faced action after the investigation report found them guilty of gambling.

The incident leading to their arrest happened last Saturday. The cops, and 10 others, were arrested in a raid conducted by Pathanamthitta SP at the club. A total of Rs 10 lakh was also seized from the club.

SI Anil absconded from the scene during the raid but was caught later. Meanwhile, Pathanamthitta SP had demanded a special investigation report concerning the involvement of police officers in gambling. Based on this report, a decision was made to suspend the cops.

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