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Sajjan PSO suspended

The personal security officer (PSO) of former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar was suspended after he filed a “missing report” about Kumar at Madipur police post in west Delhi on February 19.

delhi Updated: Feb 25, 2010 23:32 IST
HT Correspondent

The personal security officer (PSO) of former Congress MP Sajjan Kumar was suspended after he filed a “missing report” about Kumar at Madipur police post in west Delhi on February 19.

The missing report was filed two days after a non-bailable warrant was issued against Kumar by a city court, when he failed to appear despite repeated summons in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

The CBI, which is investigating the case, had told the court they could not arrest Kumar, as he could not be located.

Constable Ram Niroha, posted with the security unit of Delhi Police, was suspended after he filed the report.

“When Kumar went missing, Niroha should have informed his parent unit—the security wing. Being a policeman, he should not have filed the missing report, as it is the responsibility of a family member or a relative,” said a senior officer.

Police said they were verifying Niroha’s claims. Police have stationed a PCR van outside Kumar’s residence in Madipur. His brother Ramesh Kumar is an MP from south Delhi constituency.

His lawyer had earlier told the court that he was not running away and was just exploring all statutory remedies available to him by approaching a higher court.

The CBI had on January 13 chargesheeted Kumar in two separate cases of allegedly making provocative speeches, leading to the killings of 12 persons in the 1984 riots following Indira Gandhi's assassination.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar on Tuesday had issued NBW against Kumar and the other accused for March 10---six days after it had had issued its first NBW against them on February 17.

The CBI, which arrested one out of 12 accused, said it conducted raids at Kumar's residence four times after the warrant was issued against him on February 17 but failed to apprehend him.

Kumar has an armed guard on vigil at his house round-the-clock, a PSO always accompanying him and an escort vehicle whenever he steps out.