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Dasna jail SP suspended for sending messages to inmate’s wife

The SP was suspended after an inquiry was conducted by the Ghaziabad district magistrate

noida Updated: May 29, 2017 23:14 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times/Ghaziabad
The complaint against the SP was about harassment and sending messages over WhatsApp
The complaint against the SP was about harassment and sending messages over WhatsApp(AFP/Representative Photo)

The state government on Monday ordered the suspension of Dasna jail superintendent, SP Yadav, and ordered for him to be attached to a prison training centre in Lucknow. The superintendent faced allegations of sending unwanted messages from his personal mobile number to the wife of a man lodged in the jail in connection with an alleged bank fraud.

The woman had forwarded a complaint to officials and an inquiry was conducted by district magistrate Ministhy S. The inquiry report was later sent to Lucknow on May 24 and Yadav was suspended.

“We have received the order for his suspension. We were supposed to conduct a factual inquiry based on what both parties had to say in their defence. The report was sent in the original form to the state officials and the government took a decision for suspension. We are not in a position to comment on the findings. The complaint was about harassment and sending messages over WhatsApp,” the DM said.

The jail superintendent said while he and the woman did exchange messages, the case made against him was false.

“The entire case was fabricated and a complaint sent to the chief minister. The DM had also sent her report. It seems some people were working behind the scenes to get me suspended. The woman came to jail as her husband is lodged there in connection with a bank fraud case. She sent me messages and I replied. There is nothing objectionable about the messages. It is a conspiracy against me,” Yadav said.

He added that he came to know about his suspension from the state administration.

First Published: May 29, 2017 23:14 IST