Nagpur: A “shameful” controversy seems to have embroiled Sitabuldi cops as they have been accused of ‘hiding’ recovery of Rs 70,500 from a road accident victim. The cops, it is alleged, did not mention the recovery of the money in their record raising questions over their intention.
The row erupted on Friday after a 48-year-old man named Chaitram Chauram Sori, native of Chhatisgarh, was knocked dead by an MSRTC bus at busy Rani Jhansi Square.The deceased was working as labourer in city. The accident occurred at 1.30 pm. The MSRTC bus coming from Variety Square was taking aU-turn at Rani Jhansi Square to enter in Mor Bhavan Bus Stand. Suddenly, Chaitram came in front of the bus and was hit by it. Chaitram sustained grievous injuries on head and was rushed to Government Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him ‘brought dead’.
A team of Sitabuldi police had reached the spot for investigation and searched pockets of Chaitram for identification purpose. It is learnt that the deceased Chaitram was in possession of Rs 70,500. However, later it was found that the cops did not mention the money in the list of recovered items such as Aadhar Card, ATM card and other papers. This act of Sitabuldi police raised questions over their intention. Taking a serious view of the “lapse,” Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkatesham has reportedly ordered a probe. He said that stern action would be taken against the cops if found guilty.
According to sources, a personnel named Mishra had counted the recovered money in front of an eyewitness but a police release issued in the evening did not mention the recovery of the money triggering the controversy.