Superintendent of police (SP) Mahendra Chaudhary on Saturday said the complaint lodged by a woman yoga teacher against Ajmer (city) traffic inspector (TI) Chetna Bhati was prima facie found true.
In her complaint, the yoga teacher has accused Bhati of detaining and beating up her illegally.
Chaudhary said, “In the preliminary investigation by deputy SP Rajesh Meena it has been found that the accused officer has transgressed her powers. We are further investigating into the matter. If further evidences corroborated the charges of complainant, Bhati could be arrested.”
On November 16 last, Bhati allegedly forcibly picked up Jyoti Tak, the yoga teacher from a school in Alwar Gate area, charging the victim of having extra-marital relationship with her husband.
“No sooner did she lay hands on me at school, she started beating me and used abusive language against me,” alleged Jyoti.
According to the complainant, Bhati took the yoga teacher to her (the victim’s) house in Vaishali Nagar, bundled in a private car. “She searched my house and extracted all the gold and valuables I had,” Jyoti alleged.
The officer allegedly kept Jyoti in confinement for two days in her own house, beat her up, cut her hair and made her sign blank papers under duress. The matter came to light when the victim submitted a complaint to the SP on Thursday narrating the whole story.
Meanwhile, senior police officials have said that even if Bhati’s husband, Hanuwant Singh Bhati, who is posted as SHO at the Civil Lines police station, is having illicit relationship with the complainant, “She (Bhati) has no right to act like that.
She has gone far beyond her powers and acted illegally,” said a senior police official on the condition of anonymity.
“If she had any grievances with the complainant, she could have approached the police and should have filed a first information report in the matter,” he added.