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Ex-ADGP booked

FORMER ADDITIONAL Director General of Police (ADGP) Rajendra Chaturvedi was on Tuesday booked by the City police for cruelty against his wife.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2007 15:17 IST

FORMER ADDITIONAL Director General of Police (ADGP) Rajendra Chaturvedi was on Tuesday booked by the City police for cruelty against his wife.

A case was registered against him under sections 498 (A), 323 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for cruelty, voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation at the Shyamla Hills police station.

When contacted, Rajendra Chaturvedi said that he was aware of the case registered against him but had no comment to offer. The Station Officer (SO) Shyamla Hills police station confirmed the registration of the case. Chaturvedi’s wife Dipannita had approached the police with the complaint against her husband on Monday.

Dipannita had alleged that she was subjected to domestic violence by her husband for the last 40 years. She claimed that she kept quiet thinking of her children but the situation worsened for her during the last 12 years. Dipannita said that she has come out in the open now because she has no source of economic sustenance as her husband has sold off and mortgaged her property.  A Mahila Congress delegation had earlier met DGP A R Pawar and demanded action on her complaint.

Later she handed over her complaint to the Superintendent of Police (SP) Anant Kumar Singh on Monday. The case was subsequently registered today.


NHRC notice to DGP on woman’s death
THE NATIONAL Human Rights Commission, taking a serious note of a woman’s death, who was allegedly burnt alive, has issued notices to the Director General of Police (DGP) and the State Government and sought an explanation from them. 

Sources said Ashabai of Sahalwara village, Pipariya, had complained to Sandia police that one Chhote Singh Rajput had misbehaved with her on July 8, 2005, and threatened to kill her. Rajput had allegedly set Ashabai on fire on November 22, 2006. The incident was brought to the notice of the National Human Rights Commission, which in turn sought an explanation from the DGP and the State Government.