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Action against Gurgaon police officers only after inquiry: Haryana CM

gurgaon Updated: Oct 03, 2015 16:22 IST
HT Correspondent
Navdeep Singh Virk

Gurgaon police commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk (C) at a press conference on the high-profile rape case, in Gurgaon on September 29. (Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

Chief minister ML Khattar on Friday said the government is waiting for the director general of police’s inquiry report into the high-profile rape case, which had led to a war of words between two senior Gurgaon police officers, before taking action against them.

During his one-day visit to Gurgaon, the CM said DGP (crime) KP Singh is probing the case and is likely to present the report by next week.

Based of this report, the government will decide whether action has to be taken against Gurgaon police commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk and joint commissioner of police (traffic) Bharti Arora, Khattar said.

Arora has accused Virk of falsely implicating a family in the rape case and trying to influence the investigation. She has also alleged that he had threatened her when she refused to listen to him. Virk has denied all allegations.

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The rift deepened after Arora, at a press conference, demanded a CBI probe into the matter. This led to Haryana police chief YP Singhal intervening in the matter and ordering a DGP-level inquiry.

Singhal had also restricted the two officers from speaking to the media on the issue. But, Arora continued to level charges against her senior. This dented the image of the Haryana Police with the police officers in Chandigarh and officials of the Haryana home department unable to stop Arora from speaking to the media.

Recently, Arora had also claimed that she was blocked from accessing the Gurgaon traffic police page on Facebook.

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She had also alleged that personnel from the Crime Investigation Department (CID) had been spying on her.

“I have been noticing CID officials following me. I am not a criminal and this is a breach of my privacy,” Arora has said.

Arora also claimed that some people have written threatening posts against her.

The police commissioner, meanwhile, merely responded to the allegations levelled by her.

Virk and Arora were not on the home department’s transfer list of 10 IPS and 16 HPS police officers released on Thursday.