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Police hound neighbour

delhi Updated: Sep 28, 2010 23:04 IST
Jatin Anand
Jatin Anand
Hindustan Times
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Incensed at their much-publicised mishandling of the case, the local police have allegedly hounded the 32-year-old neighbour of the three sexually abused siblings away from his Prasad Nagar residence.

“Three officers from the Prasad Nagar Police Station came to my house on Sunday and forced me to accompany them to the Police Station,” the neighbour, who was instrumental in blowing the lid off the three siblings' sustained abuse over a period of 18 months, told Hindustan Times.

Once at the police station, the man was allegedly forced to sign a statement saying that Rajkumari, the abused siblings' widowed mother, was characterless.

“The statement said that she was promiscuous and was having an affair with a young man whom she treats as her adopted son. I told them that it was untrue and that I wouldn't stand by the statement at the first opportunity that I'd have to refute it. Despite that however, they made me sign it,” he alleged.

Immediately after he signed the statement, the neighbour rushed to his house to grab some of his belongings and fled to a relative's residence at an undisclosed location in the Capital.

On Tuesday, the neighbour submitted a written complaint pertaining to the matter to Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S Dadwal.
HT has accessed the complaint in which the neighbour has narrated the sequence of events leading up to his harassment, in addition to alleging that he was being hounded by the local police because he had helped the victims getting their complaint filed.

“My complaint was received at the Commissioner's office and I was assured that it would be read by him. The case has already been transferred to the Crime Branch so why is the local police after all our lives,” he asked.
When the matter was brought to his notice, Jaspal Singh, DCP (central), said that he didn't deal in allegations.
“We are not hounding anybody. This is being blown out of proportion,” is all he said.