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Incense seller begs outside court to ‘bribe’ cops

delhi Updated: Jul 10, 2008 02:11 IST
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He tried everything to get justice for his son. He pleaded to the police to take action but in return they asked him for Rs 50, 000. So, in an effort to shake up the system and also scrounge for the bribe money, Jubaan, an incense stick seller whose six-year old son was run over by a car, stood outside Karkardooma Court and begged for money.

The money he collected — Rs 280 — was then converted into a demand draft and sent to the Delhi Police commissioner.

Jubaan’s ordeal began last year in November when his son Jeetu was run over by a speeding car near the Jagatpuri Red Light in East Delhi. Eyewitnesses, which included a lawyer, took down the number of the car and gave it to Jubaan. He took it to the police. But they allegedly did not file a case despite the fact that the boy died the same day.

His lawyer Vivek Bhardwaj said, “He has been running from pillar to post for the last seven months. First the police did not register an FIR. He finally managed that in December last year. A case was registered at Anand Vihar Police Station. Even after he gave the police the registration number of the car, they did not take any action. Whenever he went to the police, he was beaten and then asked for Rs 50, 000.”

On Wednesday, he sat with his family in front of Karkardooma Court and begged for alms from the people coming to the court. “He has never begged in his life but the police have made him do that as well. He just wants the person who is responsible for his son’s death behind bars. But in return they beat and humiliate him. People who read the poster in which he had told his story readily gave him the money.” On Wednesday, they went and made a demand draft and sent it to the Delhi Police Commissioner. In the covering letter they have asked him to give this money to the corrupt officers who would not help him out, as he could not cough up the money.