Two cops booked by the Amritsar police on Thursday for allegedly molesting a woman and taking bribe are on the run. The police, however, said efforts were on to nab them.
The police had booked assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Jasbir Singh, posted as a reader with assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Harkanwal Kaur, and head constable Ravinder Sharma, posted in the office of police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh.
Stressing that efforts were made to nab the accused, assistant commissioner of police (East) Gaurav Garg said: "Both the cops are absconding but efforts are on to arrest them. Special teams have also been constituted to trace them."
During a press conference on Thursday, the complainant, a resident of Amritsar, had said that she met police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh on July 16 and showed him a video in which the ASI was taking bribe from her but not action was taken against the cop.
The police took action only after a local reporter took up the matter with chief minister Parkash Singh Badal following which the police commissioner suspended both the cops and booked them for molestation and graft.
The woman said she came in contact with ASI Jasbir Singh after an inquiry was marked into her matrimonial dispute to ACP (headquarters) Harkanwal Kaur. She alleged that the ASI and the head constable took Rs 1 lakh from her to prepare a report in her favour. She alleged that the cops also molested her in the ACP's office when the officer was away.