Police exonerates SHO
Inquiry Officer suspects land mafia- Revenue nexus in land deals
Srinagar, May 14: Reacting to the allegations levelled by Revenue department officials against SHO Raj Bagh, the police Friday said the cop was honest and upright official adding that some Revenue people were “hand-in-glove with the land mafia and wanted to tarnish the image of police for personal gains.”
The Superintendent of Police South City, Muhammad Irshad , Inquiry Officer into the matter, said the inquiry was already going on and that SHO was not found guilty of the allegations levelled against him.
The SP said the SHO had well cooperated into the inquiry and that none of the charges levelled against him could be established.
“Basically, he (Assistant Commissioner Revenue) is a habitual complainant who has filed complaints against many SHOs and other police officials only to keep the police away from his suspected underhand dealings,” the SP said.
Citing examples, the Inquiry Officer said, in the past few months the Revenue official had filed complaints against SHO Sadder, SHO Nowgam and Chowki Officer Chanapora.
“Besides he called me a number of times alleging that police harasses him, which I never found true but still asked him to call me in case of a complaint in future,” the SP South said.
Basically, the police said, it had inputs that the revenue official was hand in glove with land mafia and wanted to get some “shoddy deals worth crores of rupees inked”.
“Same is true for the Raj Bagh issue,” the police said adding that a Revenue official had tried to grease the palm of the Chowkidar of the disputed property only to get the deal inked.
“We found that even though the migrant property (in question) was a sub-judice, the Revenue official had tried to prevail on one of the parties to get the matter sorted out of their own,” the police said.
“When the matter is already before the Court of law, how could the SHO poke his nose into it or take sides?” the SP questioned.
To such questions, the police said, the Revenue people had no replies.
“Finally on finding themselves cornered during the inquiry of allegations against SHO, they leaked the secret documents before the media only to defame the police force,” the SP said.
Irshad said the final report would soon be sent to the higher-ups.
Pertinently, the Divisional Commisioner, Kashmir Naseema Lanker had asked the IGP Kashmir to probe allegations against the SHO of misconduct with the Revenue officials at Police Station Rajbagh last month.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 14 May 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 14 May 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 15 May 2010 00:00:00 IST
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