An NRI senior citizen residing in the posh Defence Colony area in South Delhi has alleged that she was brutally assaulted by a group of area police officers at the behest of a local property dealer.
Sixty-four-year-old Manjula Krippendorf alleged that the Station House Officer (SHO) of Defence Colony Police Station and a sub-inspector allegedly assaulted her and her daughter.
The police said they are conducting investigations into the matter and have, till now, not registered a case in the matter. According to Kripendorf, the issue is related to a disputed property in Defence Colony.
Krippendorf says the whole issue began way back in 1995, when she gave her house, B-56, to a builder to refurbish it.
“I have been trying to get back my house for the last five years. The builder we gave it to did a whole lot of illegal construction. The MCD then sealed the ground floor of the house. Yesterday, after a long court battle, we were able to get the house de-sealed,” said Krippendorf, a German citizen.
Krippendorf alleges that when she and her daughter Sonya went to the disputed house on Friday to get it de-sealed, “We saw 25 men, along with Sunil Goel, who manhandled my daughter and attacked me and tried to drag me out of the house. Then the SHO started hurling abuses at me and told me to get out of the house.”
Ajay Goel, Sunil Goel's brother, both property dealers, rubbished all allegations against his family. “She kept on abusing us; her daughter slapped me but we still kept quiet. I was the one who called the police. The matter is sub-judice, so how can she stake claim on the property?”
According to Ajay, in 1995 Sunil Goel, along with Krippendorf, gave the house to Vijay Dikshit, a builder, to refurbish it. “The basement and ground floor was supposed to be hers and that we would own the first and the second floor. She took Rs. 25 lakh from us as deposit. In case the work was not completed on time, the whole amount would be forfeited. The house was rebuilt on time but when we asked for our money, she refused. After that, the matter has been in court.”
Ajay claims that on Friday evening, Krippendorf, along with her daughter, tried to barge into the house.
“Till the court says otherwise, we are in possession of the ground floor. She is just trying to strong-arm us.”
Police to look into dispute:
Police have asked its Vigilance Department to investigate the allegations levelled by Krippendorf. Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said, “We are looking into the matter. We will see if the allegations of the victim against the two police officers are true.”