The Ahmedabad district superintendent of police has suspended the in-charge of Bavla police station over his alleged nexus with the land mafia in the town.
The order of suspension of sub-inspector C A Parmar was issued late on Wednesday night.
Senior police officials said Parmar was deliberately not arresting some people named in land grabbing cases.
Police said Parmar was given for further investigation a case of land grabbing,which was busted by the Local Crime Branch (LCB) some two months ago.
The LCB had arrested four people working as land brokers and had seized several documents,including identity cards,voter identity cards and other land related papers.
The gang was found to be in touch with dozens of farmers who wanted to sell their land.
They would procure their documents such as identify cards and others,and use them in forging land records,like power of attorney and death certificates,to dupe farmers.
Police said the gang was active in Sanand as well.
Following the busting of this gang,SP Gagandeep Gambhir transferred the case to Parmar for further investigation. But Parmar allegedly failed to make arrest in the case.
Subsequently,the SP transferred the case to Dholka police inspector B S Vyas who immediately arrested several wanted suspects.
In another instance involving Parmar,Gambhir during her recent inspection of the Bavla police station found that he had allegedly concealed at least three cases of land grabbing and didnt submit them to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed in 2010.
When the SIT was formed to look into rising cases of land scams in the district,the SP office had asked all police stations to submit all the case pertaining to land grabbing to the team.