Thiruvananthapuram: Police have arrested Former senior superintendent officer Sreekandan Nair for stealing hundred sovereigns of gold and silver ornaments, kept at the RDO court locker .
Peroorkkada Police arrested the accused from his residence this morning. The accused had told police that he had stolen gold, the material evidence, from court locker becuase of financial straits. Peroorkkada police had initiated enquiry last moth upon the complaint submitted by the Sub Collector about the missing of the material evidence. Revenue Department had earlier suggested to hand over the case to vigilance.
Police, in the very beginning if the probe, had made it clear that department officials are behind the theft. The stolen articles are the recovered material evidence from unidentified dead bodies and suicides.