Idukki police officer arrested for bribery in buying dog and food for K9 team – Reuters

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KOCHI: Kerala Police K9 squad is known for solving cases. Almost five years later, police uncovered corruption in the purchase of a dog and dog food for the Idukki Police K9 team. An investigation revealed that a police officer allegedly colluded with a person by fabricating bills for a dog and dog food purchased for the team. An investigation is also underway to determine if the dog purchased was purebred, as the rate shown on the invoices was well below the market rate then prevailing.

Police registered a case on June 8 against the accused Chacko Francis, 53, assistant sub-inspector of the army reserve camp in Idukki and his accomplice identified as Abdul Jaleel, 42, from Udumbannoor, Thodupuzha, who worked with a pet distribution business. Police booked the ASI and accomplice for forgery, cheating, fraud and criminal breach of trust.

“The fake took place between August 2016 and November 2016, when Chacko was in charge of the Idukki District Police Canine Squad. The case was filed after a preliminary investigation found prima facie evidence against the ‘accused,’ a senior police officer said.

According to the investigation, on October 6, 2016, the accused bought a kennel from a person from Puthuppally, Kottayam, for an amount of Rs 10,000 and created a fake voucher in the amount of Rs 16,000 which was authorized by the authorities then concerned. Further investigation revealed that the accused purchased dog food during the months of September, October and November from Thodupuzha pet dealer and submitted false invoices amounting to Rs 99,709.

Although the ASI, during an internal investigation, argued that he was falsely involved in the case due to a personal grudge from his colleagues, the police decided to pursue the investigation and record the case. case based on the evidence. The investigation seeks to find out why the agent chose to purchase the dog food from the specific dealer and whether the kennel he purchased had a pedigree certificate.

KOCHI: Kerala Police K9 squad is known for solving cases. Almost five years later, police uncovered corruption in the purchase of a dog and dog food for the Idukki Police K9 team. An investigation revealed that a police officer allegedly colluded with a person by fabricating bills for a dog and dog food purchased for the team. An investigation is also underway to determine if the dog purchased was purebred, as the rate shown on the invoices was well below the market rate then prevailing. Police registered a case on June 8 against the accused Chacko Francis, 53, assistant sub-inspector of the army reserve camp in Idukki and his accomplice identified as Abdul Jaleel, 42, from Udumbannoor, Thodupuzha, who worked with a pet distribution business. Police booked the ASI and accomplice for forgery, cheating, fraud and criminal breach of trust. “The fake took place between August 2016 and November 2016, when Chacko was in charge of the Idukki District Police Canine Squad. The case was filed after a preliminary investigation found prima facie evidence against the ‘accused,’ a senior police officer said. According to the investigation, on 6 October 2016, the accused bought a kennel from a person from Puthuppally, Kottayam, for Rs 10,000 and created a fake voucher in the amount of Rs 16,000 which was authorized by the authorities then concerned.Further investigation revealed that the accused had purchased dog food during the months of September, October and November from the merchant of Thodupuzha’s pets and had submitted fake invoices amounting to Rs 99,709. Although ASI during an internal investigation maintained that he was falsely involved in the matter due to a grudge personal information from his colleagues, the police decided to continue the investigation and register the case based on the evidence. The investigation seeks to find out why the agent chose to purchase the dog food from the specific dealer and whether the kennel he purchased had a pedigree certificate.

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