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Arrested woman claims molestation by cops, leaves them red-faced

punjab Updated: Jun 27, 2013 20:54 IST
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High drama was witnessed outside the police commissioner's office on Thursday afternoon as a woman arrested by Salem Tabri police accused the cops, who arrested her, of molestation.

The matter was resolved after around one hour when senior police officials intervened in the matter.

Lakhvir Kaur (20), a resident of Salem Tabri area, was arrested following a complaint made by her neighbour, Joginder Singh (70).

Singh had accused Kaur of harassing, threatening and thrashing him.

Salem Tabri police had booked her under section 107 (security for keeping the peace in other cases) and 151(arrest to prevent the commission of cognizable offences) of the CrPC.

She was arrested on Thursday and was being taken to the court. As the police vehicle reached police commissioner's office, Kaur jumped out from it and created a scene, claiming that she was molested by the cops.

Her sister and mother also joined her and started levelling allegations against the police officials, leaving investigation officer assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Lakhbir Singh red-faced. Later, the women were ferried to CIA staff with the help of women staff. Thereafter, Kaur was released on bail.

Inspector Dharampal, station house officer (SHO), Salem Tabri police station, said Kaur was arrested following a complaint by her neighbour.

Joginder Singh, along with other area residents, had held a protest against Kaur, for harassing, threatening and thrashing him, outside Salem Tabri police station on June 24 and sought action against her.