After chief judicial magistrate’s order, Panchkula police have registered a case of dacoity against 10 people including Haryana IAS officer Wazeer Singh Goyat.
Earlier, the police had refused to register the FIR but then the complainant approached the court and got orders in their favour under section 156 (3) of CrPC.
According to the complainant Raj Karan Lohan (68), resident of sector 21, on July 2, 2013, Wazir Singh along with Sandeep Sangwan, Hari Niwas Sahu and one more person came to their house at about 9 pm. He alleged that they threatened him and his wife Meena Lohan (67) that if they did not transfer their house in the name of their daughter-in-law, they could be framed in criminal cases and could be eliminated too.
The couple disowned their NRI son and daughter-in-law through a notice published in the newspaper on January 17 and January 19 and claimed to have shifted to Hisar. It is further alleged that on February 14, their daughter-in-law along with her brother, relatives and friends including Assistant to Sub-Inspector Bhushan Kumar, armed with weapons, broke open the locks and doors of their house and took away the valuables like jewellery, cash and also title deeds of the house and other documents.
Lohan told the court that the accused persons came with a common intention and in criminal conspiracy with each other to eliminate him and his wife but luckily they were not present in the house.
After the court’s order, a case under section 395 (for dacoity), section 427 (for mischief causing damage of or more than Rs 50), section 457 ( for house trespass), section 458 ( for house-trespass with intention of hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), section 506 ( for criminal intimidation) and section 120-B ( for criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at sector 5 police station.
Complainant is also facing case
It is important to mention here that Lohan, his NRI son, wife Meena are facing a dowry and rape case registered against them on February 26 by their daughter-in-law, who has allegedly occupied the house.
Six more relatives of Lohan are accused in the case. According to Lohan’s daughter-in-law, they were demanding Rs 15 lakh as dowry out of which Rs 10 lakh was paid. When she came to know that her husband was already married to a foreigner Andrea Sandra, she filed the rape and dowry case. She also alleged that she was being beaten by her in-laws over dowry.
“We are investigating both the cases. Whatever the facts would come out, we would act according to that,” said deputy commissioner of police, Panchkula, Ashwin Shenvi.