After S.P.S. Rathore, the former Haryana director general of police who was recently convicted for molesting a teenager, another such scandal involving a top Haryana cop has come to light.
The state police have registered a case against former inspector general of police M.S. Ahlawat for allegedly molesting and intimidating a woman lawyer eight years ago. They also constituted a special committee to probe the case.
The victim, Arvinder Kaur, had made her first complaint against Ahlawat, who was a superintendent of police in 2002. But the police refused to register the case. Incidentally, Rathore was the state’s director general of police at that time.
Tired of several visits to the police station, the victim staged a dharna in front of the office of the Haryana Director General of Police at Panchkula, near Chandigarh. The police finally bowed to her demands and registered a case on Tuesday.
“We have registered a case against Ahlawat, former inspector general of police, on the directions of the state headquarters. A special investigation team (SIT) has been formed to conduct the probe,” Yamunanagar Superintendent of Police Sibash Kabiraj said.
The SIT includes Yamunanagar Women’s Cell in-charge Amarjeet Kaur and Deputy Superintendent of Police Krishan Kumar.
In her complaint, Kaur said she first met Ahlawat when she had gone to the Yamunanagar police station in May 2002 to lodge a case of dowry harassment against her husband.
She alleged that Ahlawat insisted on meeting her at his camp office and sought sexual favours. She immediately complained to several senior police officers, demanding strict action against the official. But no case was registered.