Thiruvananthapuram: Following its surprise bust-up at stations, the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau is preparing a report recommending sterner action on irregularities found against police officers and stations across the state.
Vigilance officials again on Wednesday conducted searches in stations where they had previously searched.
Vigilance Director BS Mohammed Yasin directed district ASPs to submit a report on stations that had illegally kept gold and marijuana.
Vigilance sleuths had recovered unaccounted gold ornaments from Kozhikode Town station, Bekal station, and Adimali station, leading officials to suspect serious irregularities behind confiscated valuables. Actions may well be taken against five SHOs.
The searches revealed unregistered complaints in stations obviously to extort kickbacks and bribes. Also, cops were found to be acting as middlemen between quarry and mining mafia.
The preliminary report submitted by ASPs to The Vigilance Director revealed that cops on duty during wee hours when sand mafia would be active were their buddies.
The raids in stations lighted on backlog of complaints on money laundering, and plaints against women. Alongside, the lightening bust-up revealed police’s involvement in binami dealing and money laundering.