Govt suspends SDPO Nowshera
Rajouri, Mar 2: The state Home Department has suspended a Deputy Superintendent of Police presently posted as SDPO Nowshera in border district Rajouri for allegedly trying to hush up a kidnapping case of a minor girl. The action was taken following the statement of the victim before Sessions court Rajouri.
Giving details, sources told Greater Kashmir that an FIR 137/2009 was registered with police station Nowshera, in which it was mentioned that one Sunil Kumar of the nearby village allegedly kidnapped a minor girl.
As per the complaint of the victims’ parents, the girl was shifted to Punjab by the accused after kidnapping.
In the past several months the parents had been requesting the police to recover the victim, but all in vain. However, it was only few day back, when police recovered the girl and brought the duo to police station Nowshera where the case was registered in this regard.
Sources said, after taking the custody of the girl and the accused, SDPO Nowshera allegedly pressurized the girl to favour the accused Sunil Kumar before the court. Sources said, succumbing before the police pressure, the victim agreed to oblige them before the court.
Few days back when the victim was presented before session court Rajouri, she divulged that she was being pressurized allegedly by SDPO Nowshera, Rakesh Kumar to favor the kidnaper in the case. They said, on hearing the statement of the victim, session judge Rajouri directed the SSP Rajouri to take appropriate action against the police officer.
The matter was brought to the knowledge of state home department by the SSP and the department put the police officer under suspension with immediate effect besides ordering a fresh probe into the case. However, it was yet to know that who had been assigned the job of fresh inquiry.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 2 Mar 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 2 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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