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MP cop in a soup over use of abusive language

A police station chief in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district has landed in trouble after an audio recording of an alleged conversation between him and a habitual offender, in which he is heard using abusive language about his senior colleague, went viral on

bhopal Updated: Aug 01, 2016 16:18 IST
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Thakur, while promising Singh to get the accused arrested, is heard using abusive language about the Mangawan sub divisional officer of police and then reeling off instances of his superior colleague’s corrupt practices.
Thakur, while promising Singh to get the accused arrested, is heard using abusive language about the Mangawan sub divisional officer of police and then reeling off instances of his superior colleague’s corrupt practices. (Getty/Photo for representation)

A police station chief in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district has landed in trouble after an audio recording of an alleged conversation between him and a habitual offender, in which he is heard using abusive language about his senior colleague, went viral on social media platforms.

In the 9 minute 55 seconds audio clip of the alleged conversation between Garh police station chief SS Thakur and a habitual offender Prabhakar Singh, Thakur is heard using abusive language about his senior, Mangawan sub divisional officer police VP Singh, calling him a “corrupt” official.

The Garh police station in-charge has been removed from his post and attached to the district police lines, said Sanjay Kumar, district superintendent of police. “Mauganj additional superintendent of police Shiv Kumar Singh has been directed to probe into the incident and submit a report,” he said.

In the audio clip, Singh is heard enquiring about the delay in arresting two of the five men who attacked his father two months ago.

Singh, an accused in more than 20 criminal cases, was externed from the district, is heard addressing Thakur as dada or elder brother and telling Thakur that his senior colleague was demanding Rs 20,000 from him for arresting the absconding accused and when he didn’t budge to his demands, the sub divisional officer of police verbally abused him over the phone.

Thakur, while promising Singh to get the accused arrested after coming back from anti-encroachment drive duty in Rewa town, is heard using abusive language about the Mangawan sub divisional officer of police and then reeling off instances of his superior colleague’s corrupt practices.

This is the second instance of a police station chief in the state speaking over phone to a habitual offender, in the last five months.

In March, Unnav police station chief in Datia, Santosh Yadav was attached to lines after an audio recording of his alleged conversation with an externed criminal went viral on social media platforms.