In Gorakhpur, a police sub-inspector has been dismissed from service and four policemen have been suspended following their involvement in a drug trafficking case, as per an official statement on Saturday.
In a recent development, a police sub-inspector in Gorakhpur was arrested and subsequently dismissed from service after he was caught engaging in drug trafficking activities. The sub-inspector, identified as Ravindra Shukla from Lucknow, was apprehended along with his associate Kulveer Singh. The duo was found in possession of 33 kg of cannabis, which they had procured from Nepal. The arrest was made in a joint operation conducted by Gorakhpur and Maharajganj police.
Acting on a tipoff, law enforcement intercepted Shukla and Singh near Dharamshala police chowki while they were traveling to Asuran Chowk on a scooter. Both individuals have been charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Shukla, who was posted at the summon cell in Gorakhpur, has been dismissed from his position as a result of his involvement in the drug smuggling operation.
Additionally, four policemen from the Maharajganj district have been suspended in connection with the case. These include sub-inspector Bipendra Mall and head constables Ashutosh Kumar Singh, Krishna Kumar Singh, and Vidyasagar, who were part of the SWAT (special weapons and tactics) team. These officers were found to have assisted Shukla in running the illegal drug racket, as revealed during Shukla’s interrogation. The suspended policemen are now facing charges of negligence, indiscipline, and misuse of powers.
The authorities have initiated a departmental probe against the suspended officers, aiming to thoroughly investigate the extent of their involvement in the drug smuggling operation. The case underscores the strict stance taken by law enforcement agencies against any form of corruption or criminal activity within their ranks.