Thiruvananthapuram: No guns are missing from the Special Armed Police (SAP) camp at Peroorkada, a team led by Crime Branch chief Tomin Thachankary confirmed after carrying out checks on Monday, disputing the contention of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report.
Out of the 660 INSAS rifles that were procured by SAP, 647 were on display here at the camp. The remaining thirteen is with the battalion stationed in Manipur, the police informed. 416 rifles, which were with various battalions, were deposited at Peroorkada camp on Monday for the inspection.
While admitting that several bullets were missing, the police dismissed any malice behind the incident. This a regular occurrence, not just at Peroorkada, police said.
The police will be trying to protect their officers and no real investigation will be carried out, the plea contested. It asked for the case to be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation. The stock register which accounts for all the bullets' details should be handed over to the High Court, the plea asked.