BENGALURU: The Karnataka police department has suspended a police inspector and a sub-inspector, while issuing notices to two Deputy Commissioners in the city, following a lapse in the investigation into the case of the arrest of two cops on charges of drug dealing in Bengaluru.
Two police constables from the Koramangala police station, Shivakumar and Santhosh, were detained for ganja possession near the residence of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. Both of the suspects were assigned to CM Bommai's R.T. Nagar residence in Bengaluru as security guards.
The police department in R.T. Nagar has suspended inspector Ashwath Gowda and sub-inspector Veerabhadraiah for failing to conduct a proper investigation. According to sources, the police officers who transformed into drug dealers were able to get bail barely two days after their arrest due to a lack of investigation.
On January 13, the suspected cops were apprehended by the police.Five people had been arrested in connection with the investigation. The defendants bought drugs from drug dealers and sold them in Bengaluru. To avoid any suspicions, the accused cops received drugs through a delivery service near CM Bommai's home.