KOCHI: State police chief Loknath Behera has directed the inspector general of police (Kochi Range) Vijay Sakare to investigate the bribe charges levelled against police officials by Ismail involved in the protest before Edathala police station.
Ismail Aliyar alias Bomb Ismail who is an accused in the Kalamassery bus burning case alleged that he gave some illegal gratification to some police officials. He accused some officials in Edathala police station of taking money from him a week before the incidents that happened in Edathala. Ismail is the son of Usman's father's younger brother. The police claimed his presence in the protests after the Edathala incident as an anti-social element, but the family of Usman has refuted the claim and stated that Ismail is a close relative of Usman.