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Police officer removed from service for taking bribe in Kerala

A police officer was removed from service Thursday for allegedly taking bribe from some of the accused in a suspected honour killing case in Kerala. Two police personnel, ASI Biju and police driver Ajaya Kumar of Gandhinagar police station near Kottayam, were arrested and suspended for allegedly taking bribe from some of the people accused of killing a 23-year-old man in May this year. Biju was removed from service on Thursday, according to an order by Kottayam district police chief Hari Sankar. The department also cancelled service benefits to Kumar for three years. Kevin P Joseph, a Dalit Christian, was abducted on May 27 by a gang allegedly engaged by his fiancee s family, who were opposed to their move to marry. His body was found in a river in Kollam district a day later. Police had said the ASI and the driver, on a night patrol on May 26, had intercepted a car being used by the gang after noticing that its number plate was hidden. However, the two allowed the vehicle to proceed .

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