Is it a crime to try and lead a reformed life? Police aren't letting us live, says wife of a former drug peddler Guddu.
She has written to chief minister to step in and save her family or they would be forced to commit self-immolation.
She is spending her days on the pavement with two kids outside her house in Alambagh since September 10 as the police inspector had allegedly locked up her house after they failed to grease his palm.
Guddu, 40, who has been leading a clean life for past five years by earning his daily bread through DJ floor work, is staying away fearing police atrocities.
The police are harassing the family following some previous cases registered against Guddu. His wife Munni Devi alleges that Alambagh inspector PK Singh and other cops recently raided her house in Sujanpura, Alambagh and vandalised it after not finding him on September 10. She alleges that the police took away her 16-year-old nephew Surendra Kumar and framed him under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and even forcibly took away R 22,000 kept in the almirah. They locked the house and demanded more money if they wanted to stay inside.
She says the police bully her every time she tries to open the house and threaten to book her entire family under the NDPS Act.
"We have filed the petition in the court of chief judicial magistrate to register FIR against Alambagh inspector PK Singh, head constable Sukhdev Singh and constable Ramesh in the matter. The court has asked a report on the entire issue but the district police are intentionally delaying the reply to avert registering the FIR," said Munni Devi. "I have pinned hopes on chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and SSP CHaturvedi. He should order a fair probe into the matter and punish the guilty cops to help us live peacefully," she said.
Alambagh inspector PK Singh said, "We have been visiting Guddu's house in connection with an old case." But, he failed to explain under which law he locked the house and forced the family to live on the pavement.