Rajouri, Feb 18: It raged the fire of anger among people of Thandikassi Village when they caught red handed a Special Police Officer (SPO) associated with the Special Operation Group of the Rajouri police, while removing the batteries from a tractor.
When questioned, he fled the spot, leaving behind a motorcycle and a mobile phone this all happened Around 7 am, on Thursday. The SPO who has been identified as Bashir Ahmed of Saj village came again, claiming that he was from the police station and wanted to impound the motorcycle and seize mobile phone.
Residents apprehended him after noticing suspicious activities. The police were informed and a police party from Rajouri rushed to the spot.The SPO was taken in police custody. He did try to flee but went effortless.
The SPO, motorcycle and mobile phone were taken to the Rajouri police post for investigation.
“I am innocent. I came to the spot after somebody informed me about a burglary attempt. Locals took me as the burglar and informed the police,” said the SPO. when questioned his motive behind the crime scene as quoted by a local daily.
SSP Rajeshwar Singh said that it would be early to write off the SPO involvement in the burglary and a detailed investigation, which may take a few days, will reveal the truth. He further added that the motorcycle and mobile phone recovered from the spot don’t belong to the SPO.
To this the locals claim that they had apprehended the Special Police Officer while he was attempting to remove batteries and had come to the spot on a motorcycle, which he might have stolen from another place.
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