Mah: 2 cops suspended for negligence of duty

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Kolhapur, Nov 22: Two policemen, including an inspector, have been suspended on charges on negligence of duty here. Police Inspector M N Landge of the Hatkanangle tehsil police station and head constable D R Sasne of the Rukadi outpost in the same tehsil, were issued suspension orders by District Superintendent of Police Chandrakant Kumbhar last night, for neglecting sales of illicit liquor in Mangaonwadi village under their jurisdiction, police said.

The orders were issued after a police team, headed by district additional superintendent of police Shahaji Umap, raided 17 illicit liquor dens and arrested 20 people, along with liquor stock, raw material and vehicles worth Rs 13 lakh from the village on November 14.

The suspension has created a flutter in the police department, even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh is scheduled to the visit the district on Saturday, Nov 22.


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