Kannur: A civil police officer of the Kerala Police was dismissed for swindling the relative of an accused by using the person's ATM card pin.
The action on EN Sreekanth, who was posted at the Thaliparamba Police Station, came following a departmental enquiry, reported Manorama News.
The Thaliparamba police had arrested a youth named Gokul for stealing ATM cards.
Sreekanth, reportedly, took advantage of the situation and collected the PIN of an ATM card in the possession of Gokul's sister. He then swindled her for nearly Rs 50,000.
The incident came to light after Gokul's sister filed a complaint with the Thalipparamba DySP, following which Sreekanth was suspended.
Even though the complainants had withdrawn their complaint, an internal enquiry on Sreekanth was already underway.