Karnataka: CID notice to former IGP Raghavendra Suhas in missing gold case | Hubballi News – Times of India

BELAGAVI: The CID probing the disappearance of 4.9 kg gold from a car seized by Belagavi district police has now a served notice to former IGP (Northern Range) Raghavendra Suhas to appear before them in the investigation.
As per police sources, the CID on Saturday issued the notice to Suhas, presently IGP (internal security division) in Bengaluru.
Suhas told TOI: “It is natural for the probe agency to call police officials who were involved in the preliminary inquiry. I had ordered a departmental probe in the case after Tilak Poojary filed a complaint. Like me, many other police officials will be called by the CID.”
On June 7, the CID sleuths had arrested businessman Kiran Veeranagoudar based on two FIRs lodged at Sankeshwar and Hirebagewadi police stations.
While the first FIR at Sankeshwar booked Kiran and other government officials under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act on allegations of bribery, the other filed at Hirebagewadi accused Kiran of impersonation and forgery. The case refers to a car which was carrying gold, and was flagged down by Yamakanamardi police at Hattargi toll plaza on the intervening night of January 9-10 based on a directive from IGP Suhas. While the gold went missing, the car was seized under Section 96 of Karnataka Police Act (suspicious circumstances between sunset and sunrise).
With the car being seized, the owner of the gold Tilak Poojary filed a complaint with the IGP on April 17 seeking a probe.

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