Twenty-four junior level policemen were Thursday suspended for their alleged links with a betting racket here in Madhya Pradesh, an official said.
The betting racket was busted Wednesday and the seizure of a dairy revealed their links with bookies, he said.
"Twenty-four cops have been placed under suspension and line attached (taken off ground duty) after prima facie evidence pointed to their links with the betting racket," Superintendent of Police Amit Singh told PTI.
A departmental inquiry has been ordered into the incident, he added.
Police seized a diary from a member of a gang that accepted bets after busting its illegal operations in the Gohalpur police station area Wednesday, Singh said.
The district police chief said the diary had the names of the policemen who have been suspended.
The accused admitted to greasing the palms of the suspended policemen to run their illegal business, police sources said.
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