Police lodges FIR against constable over graft charges
Delhi Police have lodged an FIR naming one of their head constables for apparently possessing disproportionate assets, an officer said.delhi Updated: Apr 28, 2012 00:55 IST
Delhi Police have lodged an FIR naming one of their head constables for apparently possessing disproportionate assets, an officer said.
The FIR was lodged at the IP Estate police station on Tuesday under Section 13 (1) E of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, naming head constable Charan Singh.
The officer said the FIR came after an inquiry against Singh by the vigilance department of the Delhi police. The inquiry against Singh in 2011 followed a complaint of breach of trust and cheating of R5 lakh lodged by Pradeep Kumar, a south Delhi-based contractor.
“The contractor had accused the head constable of not
repaying a loan of R5 lakh. He had borrowed the sum from the contractor to buy property worth R1 crore at Vasundhara in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad. The complainant had also alleged that the head constable was threatening him with dire consequences,” the officer said.
According to the FIR, Kumar was introduced to Singh by his younger brother’s father-in-law, Amar Nath, a government bank employee. Singh wanted a housing loan for buying the Vasundhara property from the bank where Nath worked.
According to the complainant, the head constable had promised to return the money in 15 days. However, he failed to keep his promise and was reluctant to return the money despite requests.
“Instead of returning my money, Singh threatened me with a pistol. He also threatened me of implicating involving me in a false case,” stated the complainant.
“Action will be taken against him if the investigation finds him guilty,” a senior officer said.