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Lucknow

Another case against absconding inspector
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Lucknow, June 17, 2013
First Published: 11:01 IST(17/6/2013)
Last Updated: 11:05 IST(17/6/2013)

Another case of criminal breach of trust was lodged against absconding police inspector Sanjai Rai in Mahanagar area on Sunday. He has taken along a service pistol, bullet magazines and cartridges along with him.Rai, who was posted as in charge of Anti-Human Trafficking Cell, is wanted in the sensational murder of Class 8 boy Maaz, 13, in Indira Nagar on May 29.

“We have registered the separate FIR against Sanjay Rai under Section 409 of IPC for criminal breach of trust by public servant, as he has taken a 9 mm pistol handed over to him for performing government duty. He has also taken two bullet magazines and 20 cartridges along with him,” said senior superintendent of police (SSP) J Ravinder Goud .

He said the FIR had been registered with Mahanagar police as the service pistol and cartridges were issued to him from reserve police lines that come under Mahanagar area. He said the complainant was Kulbushan Ojha, inspector incharge of police lines. He also said the FIR had been registered after completing all the legal formalities of pasting notices at his residence in Lucknow and Deoria to submit the government property.

The SSP said the government servant who committed criminal breach of trust in respect of property would be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term, which may extend to 10 years.

Rai is on run since his name surfaced for hatching the murder conspiracy on June 9 after arrest of his aide Ram Babu and two contract killers. The police had claimed that the inspector masterminded the killing merely because he wanted to implicate one Aqmal who was getting uncomfortably close to his ladylove, who is the boy’s cousin. The boy stayed with the girl’s family in Indira Nagar and was killed when assailants sprayed him bullets after barging into the house.


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