Man claims threat to life, police ask him to withdraw complaint

  • Tarsem Singh Deogan, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 25, 2014 19:00 IST

A Class-4 employee of the labour department allegedly hired two people for killing a Ishar Nagar resident. The victim, a property dealer, knocked the door of the police and filed a complaint. After investigations, an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) posted at Daba police station recommended registration of an FIR against the accused and sent the report to area assistant commissioner of police (ACP) office for further action.

Instead of taking action against the accused, the employees at ACP office have been sitting on the report and pressurising the victim to withdraw the complaint. The complainant alleged that the police officials have been calling up the witnesses and pressurising them to change their statements in favour of the accused.

Annoyed with the attitude of employees of ACP office, the victim has filed a complaint with police commissioner Sanjiv Kalra and sought action against the police personnel who have been favouring the accused.

The victim, Sushil Kumar (33), said the police personnel were hand-in-glove with the accused and not lodging the FIR. On the other hand, the accused has been lodging false complaints against him to harass him. Sushil said in January this year, he had filed a complaint against Surjit Singh Walia, who is a peon with the labour department, after which he was transferred to Bathinda. Despite his transfer, the accused used to remain in Ludhiana and Sushil filed another complaint against Surjit with the deputy commissioner, Bathinda.

“After it, the accused hired two history-sheeters by paying 50,000 to kill me. The accused started threatening me and I filed a complaint with the police,” said Sushil.

“ASI Nirmal Singh at Daba police station had conducted the inquiry, during which he talked to the history-sheeters —Rohit Sharma and Rohit Garg — who stated that they were hired by Walia for killing me,” he added.

After compiling the report the ASI had forward it to ACP office for further action and also recommended registration of an FIR against Walia on May 6.

After that the staf f at ACP office allegedly have been threatening Sushil to withdraw the complaint. The staff have also been threatening the witnesses to change their statement in favour of Walia.

When contacted ACP (south) Balwinder Singh said Sushil, who has a criminal record, had been harassing Walia. The ACP said he had verified all facts and found Walia was not at the wrong. He said that the inquiry report filed by ASI Nirmal Singh was also concocted. The ACP said he will take action against the ASI.

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