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24 policemen suspended in MP for links with betting racket

Press Trust of India  |  Jabalpur 

Twenty-four junior level policemen were Thursday suspended for their alleged links with a betting racket here in Madhya Pradesh, an 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," of Police 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 station area Wednesday, Singh said.

The said the diary had the names of the policemen who have been suspended.

Later, the police interrogated bookies who admitted to their links with these policemen, who are of and head ranks, the SP said.

The accused admitted to greasing the palms of the suspended policemen to run their illegal business, police sources said.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 21:30 IST