Kerala cop accused in mango theft case served show cause notice, likely to be sacked

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CCTV visual of the crime, Shihab | Photo: Screengrab/Mathrubhumi News

Thiruvananthapuram: The policeman, who was suspended from service in connection with a mango theft case in Kottayam, is now facing dismissal.

As per reports, CPO PV Shihab of AR Camp in Idukki has been served a show cause notice to explain why he should not be sacked. The notice was sent upon the DGP’s directive and an explanation has to be given within 15 days.

In addition to the mango theft case, Shihab is an accused in two other cases and has faced disciplinary action earlier too. He was last suspended for stealing 10 kg of mangoes worth Rs 600 from a vegetable shop in Kanjirappally, Kottayam.

Although a theft case was registered initially, it was later withdrawn after the shopkeeper refrained from lodging a complaint.

Earlier, Shihab was arrested based on a complaint lodged by a Pakkanam native in 2019. He was also suspended in connection with another sexual assault case.

A case was also registered against him for harassing women and attacking a house in 2007.

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