SSP orders action as cops ill-treat woman

  • Vinay Dhingra, Hindustan Times, Pathankot
  • Updated: Jun 04, 2014 13:27 IST

A raid on a showroom at Dalhousie road here cost dear to a local station house officer (SHO) and his colleagues, who reportedly forgot to take women staff along even after knowing the involvement of a woman in the episode.

Pathankot senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rakesh Kaushal has ordered immediate action against the cops who took a woman employee of the showroom by her arm.

Kaushal told Hindustan Times that a woman employee at the showroom was spotted by some person while entering the showroom late on the May 30 night, where the manager of the showroom said to have a date with her.

The person immediately sounded her husband, said the SSP, who in a fit of rage called police.

Considering it an opportunity, police immediately conducted a raid at the showroom and caught the duo, said the SSP, adding the cops allegedly took the woman by her arm.

Taking exception to the cop’s maltreatment to the woman, the SSP ordered action against the police team.

As some mediapersons managed to click her photograph, which was published in some newspaper. It became increasingly clear from the photographs that the cops maltreated her.

The SSP immediately swung into action a nd ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Kaushal told Hindustan Times that he had appointed two high rank officers to conduct the inquiry.

He claimed he came to know about the raid only when the incident was over, as no prior permission was sought from him.

He alleged that the SHO “acted without taking his consent” and “tarnished the image” of the police.

“I have suspended Balwindner Singh, a police head constable (PHC), and an inquiry had been started against SHO Sukhjinder Singh of the Division Number 1 police station and ASI Sardar Singh who is also in charge of Quick Responce Team (QRT).

The SSP maintained that nobody would be allowed to violate the rules ir respective of his rank.

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