Police tell complainant to file 'missing' report in snatching case

  • Amandeep Dixit, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Mar 15, 2015 12:40 IST

The local police have come under scanner, when they forced a complainant to lodge 'missing' complaint when her mobile phone was snatched from her.

Victim Malini Guha (32) resident of Sector 47, Chandigarh, visited the Mataur police station to lodge the complaint of the snatching her mobile phone. But in response, the station house officer (SHO) said that she will be in trouble if the FIR of snatching was registered.

She said SHO Mahesh Kumar Saini told her that she will have to visit the station many times if the case will be registered and suggested her to file the complaint of a missing mobile phone.

On 12 March, Guha's phone was snatched on late night near Ivy hospital at Sector 71 in SAS Nagar, soon after the incident, she informed to the police emergency number as well as on 181 that two bikers had snatched her mobile phone.

Malini said that the police kept her waiting for about four hours and after the SHO then forced her to withdraw the snatching complaint. She also said that if she will lodge the snatching complaint, the police will have to make repeated calls for the investigation and she would have to visit the local court also.

She said that SHO told her to send a reply to 181 to close the complaint.

While refuting the allegations, SHO Mataur police station, Mahesh Kumar Saini said that as per the complainant's wish we have lodged the DDR of missing phone.

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