A woman police officer in Chennai has been suspended from her duties after her ties with an accused came to light. The accused was charged for a financial fraud and the suspended woman cop had been giving the tip-offs to him about the next movements of police in his case.
Furthermore, it has been reported that the police officer had also acted as the benami of the accused. Shockingly, this accused was booked under the Goondas Act for his incessant involvement in financial crimes. According to reports, woman constable Ajimol was working at the Harbour Police Station in Chennai and she had been in regular touch with BM Reddy alias Lion Muthuvel, who is a resident of Villivakkam in the city.
Reddy is facing criminal charges for cheating Mohammad Jaleel, the owner of a Madurai-based engineering college. Jaleel came to Chennai to expand his business during which he met Reddy at his Villivakkam office where the latter made what later turned out to be a bogus offer. Being a financier, Reddy claimed to Jaleel that he has several overseas contacts and that he can arrange funds for his business.
Reddy further promised that he will get Rs 200 crore for Jaleel and that the latter should pay him a commission of Rs 5.4 crore. Agreeing the deal, Jaleel paid the entire commission amount to Reddy and waited for the fund. Later, he realized that his wait has gone vain as Reddy failed to arrange the fund and that he cheated him by receiving the commission.
Jaleel then approached the police and based on his complaint, the Central Crime Branch filed a case against Reddy and arrested him and three of his associates this July. Reddy is currently booked under the Goondas Act after police found his involvement in several financial crimes. The crime branch sleuths confiscated Reddy's bank accounts and while checking his bank accounts, the officials were stunned to see that they found that funds were transferred to constable Ajimol's account.
Upon the investigation, the officials came to know about Ajimol's links with 15 immovable properties owned by Reddy. Ajimol was previously attached to the Central Crime Branch and it came to light that she was in touch with Reddy for several years. The officials say that the woman constable has acted as a benami for Reddy.
It has been further reported that the Crime Branch officials found that the properties Reddy acquired illegally through the help of Ajimol were registered in the woman constable's name, which became evident that she acted as a benami to the fraudster. After the revelation of her ties with Reddy, an official order to initiate action against Ajimol was sent to the senior officials after which she has been suspended from her duties. It is likely that she will be facing a criminal action under the Benami Act.