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6 QC cops relieved over foiled kidnapping of Indian national

First Posted 14:37:00 01/07/2011

MANILA, Philippines ? Six Quezon City policemen, including an official, were relieved of their posts and ordered suspended Friday for their alleged involvement in the foiled kidnapping of Indian national Manjinder Kumar in Pasay City last month.

City police director Chief Superintendent Benjardi Mantele issued the relief orders and ordered the immediate disarming of Chief Inspector Edwin Faycho, the anti-narcotics chief of the city, and his five men.

The six policemen were also placed under restrictive custody at Camp Karingal pending the resolution of the case.

At the same time, Metro Manila police chief Director Nicanor Bartolome also ordered the suspension of the six suspects as the administrative complaint against the policemen is being processed.

Apart from the administrative complaint, the six policemen were also charged on Thursday with murder, kidnapping, and attempted kidnapping.

Mantele also temporarily suspended all anti-illegal drugs operations of the District Anti-Illegal Drugs pending resolution of the case.

Mantele also prohibited all 12 police stations in Quezon City to conduct operations outside the city without his clearance.

"We strongly condemn the kidnapping as much as we impose punitive actions to all personnel who are involved in such criminal activities," Mantele said in a statement.

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