Policeman caught stealing mobile phone on CCTV

A policeman was suspended Sunday on the basis of CCTV footage that showed him stealing the mobile phone of a sales executive from an opticals shop here, an official said.

Sub-Inspector Atar Singh stole the phone Friday evening from the shop in Raj Nagar.

“After receiving a complaint of stealing mobile phone, Sub-Inspector Atar Singh has been suspended. A departmental inquiry has been ordered into the incident,” Senior Superintendent of Police Prashant Kumar told IANS.

According to the sales executive Chhotu’s complaint, Atar Singh, in-charge of a police post in sector-9 in Raj Nagar, came to the shop to get his spectacle repaired.

As the sales executive left the counter to repair his spectacles in the workshop in the rear, Atar Singh lifted his mobile phone and hid it in his shirt.

When Chhotu did not find his phone on his return he asked the policemen, who feigned ignorance about it.

After the sub-inspector left the shop the sales executive scanned the CCTV footage and found him to be the culprit. He made a CD of the footage and lodged a complaint with Ghaziabad police chief Prashant Kumar.