Rachakonda Constable Dismissed for Theft of Rs. 18.50 Lakh

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A Rachakonda constable, Ballari Srikanth, has been dismissed from service after he was caught stealing Rs. 18.50 lakh from a cashier of a company in Punjagutta by claiming to be local police.

Srikanth, along with two other persons, had waylaid Pradeep and Shankar, who were carrying Rs. 20 lakh in a bag. On the pretext of vehicle checking, they took Pradeep into a car and stole Rs. 18.50 lakh from the bag before dropping him off.

On receiving a complaint from the victim, the Punjagutta police registered a case and began investigating. They later identified Srikanth and his accomplices and arrested two of them, including Srikanth. The third accomplice is absconding.

Rachakonda Police Commissioner DS Chauhan issued orders dismissing Srikanth from the service. Srikanth worked as a driver for an officer working in Rachakonda and had used an official car to carry out the theft.

The Punjagutta police are continuing to investigate the case and are hopeful of arresting the third accomplice soon.

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