Ludhiana ASI booked for stalking, sending lewd messages on WhatsApp to woman cop
The victim also alleged that the accused also used to barge into women’s hostel on the pretext of checking and also harassed other woman cops.punjab Updated: May 16, 2017 20:33 IST
An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) has been booked for allegedly making objectionable remarks on a woman constable, stalking her and sending obscene messages over WhatsApp to her mobile phone.
The accused also threatened to dismiss her if she raised the issue.
Following a complaint by the woman cop, the police have booked accused ASI Kuldeep Singh under Sections 354 A (making sexually coloured remarks on a woman), 354 D (stalking), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 510 (misconduct in public by a drunken person) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Kuldeep was deputed as line officer at the police lines.
The victim also alleged that the accused also used to barge into women’s hostel on the pretext of checking and also harassed other woman cops.
The complainant, who is a rookie, said the accused managed to get her mobile phone number and started sending objectionable and lewd pictures and videos. He used to tell her that he admires her beauty and passed comments on her. The ASI also tried to grab her once when he was drunk, she said.
She added that when she raised an objection, Kuldeep threatened to dismiss her.
Though Kuldeep was suspended by deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Dhruman Nimbale on April 25, he kept on stalking the complainant.
ASI Balvir Singh, who is investigating the case, said the police conducted raids to arrest him, but he is on the run.
ASI Kuldeep Singh was booked on October 12, 2015 under Sections 7 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act when he was posted as in-charge of Dhandhari police post. He was accused of accepting bribe from the kingpin of drug racket in lieu of letting him go scot-free.
A few weeks ago, additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP), industrial security, Ratan Singh Brar, had called the ASI to the office to pass some instructions. The ASI allegedly started making a video secretly using his mobile phone.
However, the ADCP came to know about it and asked the ASI to hand over his mobile phone, but the latter fled immediately. The ADCP made his security guard chase the ASI, who nabbed him. The ADCP took the ASI to the DCP’s office. When the officers checked his mobile phone they found video recording of several officers, after which he was suspended and a departmental inquiry was initiated against him.