Demonetisation: 8 Bengaluru cops arrested, fired for swapping old notes

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Eight policemen were dismissed from service without inquiry in Bengaluru. All eight have been accused of robbery in the guise of exchanging legal tender with old currency notes post demonetisation.

The erring cops were dismissed without inquiry under article 311 (2)(b) of police act. All eight are accused of being involved in robbery of lakhs of rupees meant for exchange with demonetised currency notes. The cops are accused in 3 cases of robbery of Rs 35.5 lakh, Rs 8 lakh and Rs 22.3 lakh in various police stations.

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One police sub-inspector, N C Mallikarjuna, one head constable, Mayura, six police constables Manjunath Moggad, L K Girish, Chandrashekhar, Anantharaju, Raghava Kumar and B Shesha, attached to Girinagar, Magadi road and Kalasipalya police stations have been dismissed. Out of the eight men, five are attached to the Kalasipalya police station.

The move is being looked at as a way to clean up the department that had come under severe criticism following allegations of policemen being involved in financial crimes post demonetisation.

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