New Delhi: A Delhi Police sub-inspector was suspended while three other policemen, including an inspector, were removed from active duty and sent to police lines for helping auto-thieves in committing their crime, police said Sunday.
Action against the four Delhi Police officials, deputed with crime branch, came Sunday evening on the order of Police Commissioner B.S.Bassi.
Bassi also ordered a vigilance inquiry into the whole issue which came into the forefront after a sting operation telecast by a Hindi news channel Sunday evening.
The sting operation, captured between 2011 and 2012, was done by one of the police informers who handed it over to the news channel.
Sub-Inspector Praveen Duggal was suspended while Inspector Bhagwati Prashad, Sub-Inspector Anuj Notial and Assistant Sub-Inspector Pavitran were sent to police lines.
The sting shows that the policemen helped the auto-thieves in committing their crime for a share of the loot.