Senior inspector Kokil removed from service

Senior police inspector Sanjeev Kokil,against whom corruption charges were levelled two years ago,was removed from service Monday.

Written by Express News Service | Published:March 6, 2013 12:38 am

Senior police inspector Sanjeev Kokil,against whom corruption charges were levelled two years ago,was removed from service Monday.

Director general of police Sanjeev Dayal said,“A departmental inquiry was going on against Kokil in connection with the corruption charges. He was found guilty and removed.”

Kokil’s last posting was in the local arms division. Before that,he was senior inspector at MRA Marg Police Station.

Kokil claimed he was victim of a conspiracy. “I have been embroiled in a legal battle with an IPS officer in Bombay High Court for several years. The verdict is expected any time now. This is an attempt to discredit me before the verdict. I am too bitter to even fight back. Those against me include politicians and policemen. Who do I have with me?” he said.

The rules of removal allow Kokil to seek post-employment benefits. However,he said he did not care.

A 1982-batch MPSC officer,Kokil was in news in 1996 when he reported to the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) an accused in a passport forgery case offering him a bribe of Rs 1 lakh. In 2000,he sent a report to ACB alleging an IPS officer demanded Rs 5 lakh from him. The officer was arrested and is still under suspension.

In 2009,shortly after he took over at MRA Marg,Kokil again hogged media attention after he ensured the arrest of son of a jeweller for allegedly offering him a bribe of Rs 10 lakh.

An anti-hawker drive started in Musafirkhana later kept him in media glare.

However,within a year,reports started surfacing Kokil was demanding bribes from hawkers and he was transferred to the local arms division and a departmental inquiry initiated.

Earlier this year,Kokil published a collection of poems titled Khaki Gulaab (The Khaki Rose). One of the poems was about the August 11 Azad Maidan riots.

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