A female police officer in Chennai has been suspended from duty after her links with the accused came to light. The accused was accused of financial fraud and the suspended female police officer was giving him a hint about the next moves of the police in his case.
In addition, it was reported that the police officer also acted as the benami of the accused. Shockingly, this accused was punished under the Goondas Act for his continued involvement in financial crimes. According to reports, police officer Ajimol was working at the Port Police Station in Chennai and was in regular contact with BM Reddy alias Lion Muthuvel, who is a resident of Villivakkam in the city.
Reddy is facing criminal charges for defrauding Mohammad Jaleel, owner of a Madurai-based engineering college. Jaleel came to Chennai to expand his business and in the process met Reddy at his Villivakkam office where the latter made what later turned out to be a bogus offer. As Reddy is a financier, Jaleelu claimed that he has several contacts abroad and can arrange funds for his company.
Reddy further promised to get Rs 200 crore for Jaleel and the latter should pay him a commission of Rs 5.4 crore. As agreed, Jaleel paid the full commission amount to Reddy and waited for the fund. He later found out that his wait was in vain as Reddy had failed to arrange the fund and had cheated him by taking the commission.
Jaleel then approached the police and based on his complaint, the Central Crime Branch registered a case against Reddy and arrested him and three of his associates in July this year. Reddy is currently booked under the Goondas Act after the police found him involved in several financial crimes. Criminals seized Reddy’s bank accounts and while checking his bank accounts, officials were stunned to find that the funds had been transferred to Constable Ajimol’s account.
After investigation, officials came to know about Ajimol’s links with 15 properties owned by Reddy. Ajimol was earlier associated with the Central Crime Branch and was learned to have been in touch with Reddy for several years. Officials say the policewoman acted as a benami for Reddy.
It was further reported that crime branch officials found that the properties acquired illegally by Reddy with the help of Ajimola were registered in the name of the policewoman, making it evident that she was acting as a benami for the fraudster. After her ties with Reddy were revealed, a formal order was sent to senior officials to initiate action against Ajimol, after which she was suspended from duty. She is likely to face prosecution under the Benami Act.