'Assault' on lady doc in Bhopal: Police feign ignorance on ADG

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Oct 22, 2014 17:18 IST

The TT Nagar police station in Bhopal has not yet sent its preliminary investigation report into the alleged assault of a woman psychiatrist by a senior IAS officer, to the additional director general (ADG) of police, crimes against women cell.

On October 17, ADG Aruna Mohan Rao sought a report from the TT Nagar police in the case. Surprisingly, city superintendent of police and in-charge of TT Nagar police station, RD Bhardwaj, said he was not aware that the ADG had asked for any such report.

A car belonging to IAS officer DP Ahuja, currently posted as managing director of MP Trade and Investment Facilitation Corporation Limited, had allegedly hit the car of psychiatrist Ruma Bhattacharya on October 15.

This ensued an altercation between the two, following which Ahuja allegedly manhandled her, police sources said, adding that the IAS officer fled the spot after crowd gathered there.

Bhattacharya, despite being a member of the committee of MP Police's crimes against women cell, had to virtually stage a dharna at TT Nagar police station to get her FIR lodged. And when it was lodged 24 hours after the incident, there was no reference of manhandling or physical violence against her, she alleged.

DIG (Bhopal) Srinivasa Varma, while talking to HT, had dismissed Bhattacharya's charge of manhandling. On the other hand, the psychiatrist had accused TT Nagar police station of naming 10 fake eyewitnesses to weaken her case.

It was in this context that Rao sought a report from TT Nagar police. Meanwhile, the ADG (women cell) said she would write to police station officials on Wednesday again reminding them that she was waiting for their response to her earlier letter.

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