3 policemen booked for stealing valuables during raid
An SI and two constables stole the jewelry during a prohibition raid atop a hill village in Vellore district
A case underneath two sections of the IPC has been registered towards three policemen, together with a sub-inspector, for reportedly stealing money and gold ornaments during a prohibition raid performed in a village atop a hill in Nachimedu close to Ariyur in Vellore district on Wednesday morning.
According to police, they obtained data that illicit arrack was being brewed within the village. A raid was performed by a crew which included sub inspector Anbalagan and police constables Ilayaraja and Yuvraj from Ariyur police station.
The police crew broke right into a locked home and destroyed the arrack and fermented wash. After the raids, the villagers claimed that money and jewels have been lacking from the home. They blamed the policemen for stealing them and prevented them from leaving the village.
Inspector A. Suba performed an inquiry and valuables price Rs 8 lakh and gold ornaments weighing 11 sovereigns have been returned to the homeowners.
A case has been registered towards the policemen underneath part 454 (lurking house-trespass or burglary with a purpose to commit offence) and part 380 (theft in dwelling home) of IPC.
The police are looking for the prohibition offenders.