About a fortnight after two Punjab cops “vanished” with `six crores after conducting a raid on the premises of Father Anthony Madassery in Jalandhar, the two Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs) have been suspended on Sunday.
Intensifying its efforts to nab the two, the state Police has also issued Look-Out-Circular (LOC) against them. Besides, all airports have also been alerted, as the police sources said, that inputs have been received that they may try to leave the country.
Patiala Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mandeep Singh said thst ASI Joginder Singh and ASI Rajpreet Singh have been suspended for being absent from duty and registration of criminal case against them at Mohali.
Notably, an alleged amount of Rs 6.66 crore has gone missing, and the Mohali police crime branch had, past week, registered a case under Sections 406/34 (criminal breach of trust and common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Corruption Act against the two ASIs and an informer Surinder Singh after the special investigation team (SIT), probing into Rs 6.66 crore going missing from the cash seized during a police search at the residence of Father Antony Madassery on March 29.
Father Antony is a close aide of Kerala-nun rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.
The priest had alleged on March 31 that Rs 6.65 crore had been “misappropriated” from the total amount of Rs 16.65 crore lying at his house, as the amount belonged to Sahodya — a partnership company being run by him and three priests, and comprised sale proceeds of books sold in 45-46 convent schools under the Diocese of Jalandhar.