Traffic marshal behind leaked information about police nakas

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 31, 2014 13:07 IST

Almost a month after the Chandigarh police marked an inquiry into the reported leakage of information on check posts (nakas) set up across the city, police cyber cell has reported that the messages were circulated by a traffic marshal.

In its findings, cyber crime cell reported that messages were sent from the mobile of a traffic marshal, Gurpreet Singh Chadha.

The findings of the report have been submitted at the public window at police headquarters in Sector 9.

The report submitted by DSP Rajesh Kalia to SSP traffic Manish Chaudhry also deliberated that the conduct of the marhsal be reviewed and action be taken against him.

Sources claimed that the message was sent on the cell phone of a resident via Bluetooth in February this year by Gurpreet's mobile. Gupreet refused to record his statement twice when he was called by the cyber cell.

Interestingly, Gurpreet himself had filed a complaint on April 1 stating that information about drunken driving nakas was being leaked on WhatsApp and had asked officials to check the location from where the information was leaked.

The probe was conducted under the supervision of DSP, cyber, Rajesh Kalia. According to sources, Gurpreet was a member of the WhatsApp group where the locations were leaked. When contacted, the marshal said that the information about drunken driving nakas was leaked by two head constables.

UT-SSP traffic Maneesh Chaudhry had marked an inquiry into the leakage of information on the location of nakas across the city.

More similar cases have been reported in which youngsters have exchanged messages on social media and mobile application WhatsApp, among others, on location of nakas before they were put on the ground.

Some messages exchanged on WhatsApp began with the slug, Naka Info, went to elaborate that a 9pm cat and mouse show had begun on the Chandigarh roads, while another read: Roads leading to Sector 22 light point from Kisan Bhawan should be avoided.

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