Cop Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Seized Cigarettes Worth Rs 2.16 Crore

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The cop was charged underneath part 409 (legal breach of belief) of Indian Penal Code. (Representational)

Palghar: 

A police officer was arrested in Palghar district of Maharashtra on Friday on the cost of misappropriation of seized foreign-made cigarettes price crores of rupees.

Sharif Shaikh (52), assistant sub-inspector, Waliv police station, was charged underneath part 409 (legal breach of belief) of the Indian Penal Code.

Police spokesperson Hemant Katkar stated that Waliv police had seized an enormous amount of smuggled cigarettes of Gudang Garam, a international model, estimated to be price Rs three.24 crore.

The sale of those cigarettes is banned within the nation. Sharif Shaikh, who was accountable for conserving the contraband protected until the trial of the associated case was over, allegedly stole cigarettes price Rs 2.16 crore.

When the alleged misappropriation got here to gentle, Sharif Shaikh was arrested, and additional probe was on, Mr Katkar added.

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