Court hauls up EOW DCP for harassing conned man
A city court summoned DCP Economics Offences Wing (EOW), as the department officials blatantly harassed a litigant, who was defrauded in a bank loan scam. Sumit Saxena reports.delhi Updated: Jan 12, 2011 02:02 IST
A city court summoned DCP Economics Offences Wing (EOW), as the department officials blatantly harassed a litigant, who was defrauded in a bank loan scam.
Exposing the "trademark' modus operandi of the Delhi police, the Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Rakesh Pandit said: "Consider, the plight of poor litigant. After lodging FIR, investigating officer has not done anything, which can be said to be the proper investigation."
Riyazuddin, a resident of Hauz Khas Enclave, south Delhi, approached the police in 2008, after a man, HS Thapar, forged the former's property papers and issued a loan of R92 lakh from State Bank of India, against his house.
An FIR was registered in EOW in December 2008 after court orders.
Vijay Aggarwal, counsel for Riyazuddin, submitted in court: "Initially the police threw out our complaint and refused to investigate the matter. Now, the police have developed new strategy; for two years they have not filed the original sale deed papers in court."
Slamming the Delhi police, the judge said: "Investigating officer cannot be allowed to sit and see that that the certified copies of alleged sale deed will somehow fly and reach his file."
The court said the investigating officer's attitude affected justice, for which "police officials are paid by the tax payers."