3 cops sacked for beating up SP
DIRECTOR-GENERAL of Police (DGP) Bua Singh today dismissed Farrukhabad inspector Narsingh Pal Singh and two sub-inspectors Anand Kumar Singh and Rajesh Singh for beating up the district police chief Rahul Asthana on May 2. Asthana has been shifted to Etah as commandant, PAC battalion.india Updated: May 07, 2006 01:27 IST
DIRECTOR-GENERAL of Police (DGP) Bua Singh today dismissed Farrukhabad inspector Narsingh Pal Singh and two sub-inspectors Anand Kumar Singh and Rajesh Singh for beating up the district police chief Rahul Asthana on May 2. Asthana has been shifted to Etah as commandant, PAC battalion.
The DGP told Hindustan Times on Saturday that the new SP of Farrukhabad Vitul Kumar would take action against constable Lallu Singh who was also involved in the crime.
The DGP took the action on the report of DIG Kanpur, Daljit Singh Chaudhury. The DGP said Kannauj SP had been asked to probe the charges against Asthana.
In a counter FIR, the dismissed inspector had stated that Asthana had abused them and demanded money. However, during probe by the DIG, the inspector and the three others did not turn up to record their statements. “They are absconding”, the DGP said.
The DGP said if there was any problem they could have contacted senior officers to solve their problem. “This was not the way to behave”, he said and added “indiscipline would not be tolerated in any way”.
Bua Singh, who has launched a massive cleansing operation in the police department, said the stern action would send the right signal to lower rank officers.
Asthana, who was transferred on May 1 from Farrukhabad police to CB-CID, had a tiff with the junior cops, who claimed that the SP had summoned them to his official residence and allegedly abused them and demanded money.
However Asthana, in his complaint to the DGP, said they had come ‘uninvited’.
The police have also rejected the report that some politicians had instigated the junior officers to attack the SP.
The DGP said it was a case of “total indiscipline”. While the attack on an SP by juniors, for the first time in his UP police history, had sent shock wave among the officers, the DGP said “it was an attack on an institution”. The police have already registered a criminal case against the cops.