Suspended DIG`s residence searched in Patna

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 19:36

Patna: Residences of Deputy Inspector General of police Alok Kumar, who was suspended on the charge of demanding Rs 10 crore in extortion from a liquor trader was searched by a team of the Economic Offence wing of the Bihar police on Wednesday.

Giving details about the searches in the Assembly, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that documents relating to purchase of land were found at two places belonging to Kumar.

The residence of an aide of the police officer was also searched, he said.

Alok Kumar, from the Jammu and Kashmir IPS cadre, had earlier served as Senior Superintendent of Police of Patna.

He was removed from Saran and posted at the headquarters here before being put under suspension on February 5.

The charge against Kumar and others were established during a preliminary probe by putting surveillance on mobile phones of the accused persons, including Kumar.

Police later arrested three aides of Kumar and recovered Rs 5 lakh cash and documents from their residences in Patna and other locations.


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First Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 19:36

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