Woman police officer accuses Gurgaon top cop of harassment
Gurgaon’s joint commissioner of police (traffic) Bharti Arora has accused her boss, Navdeep Singh Virk, of harassment and mental torture and wrongly interfering in the inquiry into a high-profile rape case.india Updated: Sep 29, 2015 23:20 IST
Gurgaon’s joint commissioner of police (traffic) Bharti Arora has accused her boss, Navdeep Singh Virk, of harassment and mental torture and wrongly interfering in the inquiry into a high-profile rape case.
She has also demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the matter.
Virk, however, denied the allegations.
“I am writing to Haryana DGP Yashpal Singhal and will demand a high-level probe, including one by the CBI, into the wrong interference by Virk in the alleged rape case,” Arora told mediapersons.
It was established during the investigation that the alleged rape accused Ajay Bhardwaj, the son of a senior IAS officer, and his family was intentionally implicated in the rape case, JCP Arora said.
The officer said that the complainant had earlier too slapped such charges on two men.
“When I started investigation into the rape case, I realised that the commissioner of police has falsely implicated the entire family in the case. I objected and told him this is wrong. Then he started torturing me mentally, threatened me and said, ‘leave the case, otherwise you will suffer’,” Arora told the media.
Earlier, Arora had written to Singhal against Virk, seeking his intervention, saying she feared that Virk might harm her career.
Virk has also sent a report to the DGP alleging that Bharti is bent on saving the rape accused as his sister is known to her.
Ajay Bhardwaj, an MNC executive and the son of Gurgaon’s former deputy commissioner RP Bhardwaj, was booked for rape (under Section 376) and his family members for criminal intimidation (Section 506) under the Indian Penal Code last year.
The complainant was Bhardwaj’s former live-in partner, a resident of Ardee City Gurgaon, with whom she has a child.
Bhardwaj was arrested by the Gurgaon police from his office in Noida on August 1, 2014.
The controversy started in July last year when Arora was asked to probe the case.
At that time, Virk was not posted as the Gurgaon police chief.
The JCP has claimed that she carried out the investigation and found that the offences mentioned in the FIR could not be made out but Virk wanted to indict the accused.
Virk, responding to the allegations, said: “I am sad that the valued colleague had to issue false statements in the media in matters which are official and under the consideration of the police headquarters, to hide her own misconduct.”
Virk said the officer was levelling such false allegations to hide her own illegal actions as a report for taking action against her has been sent to Haryana DGP.
“The rape victim has also been given security on the orders of the Supreme Court and she has made several complaints about the misconduct of JCP Arora,” Virk added.
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