Banker accuses former ADCP of assaulting him
A city-based banker has accused a former additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) of assaulting him and further alleged that the police had failed to act on his complaint.punjab Updated: Feb 19, 2014 21:33 IST
A city-based banker has accused a former additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) of assaulting him and further alleged that the police had failed to act on his complaint.
In a statement issued to the media, Pushpinder Singh, a resident of Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar, claimed that on the evening of February 13, he, along with his brother, was going to his parents' house at Dugri, when he stopped near the house of former ADCP Kehar Singh to attend a phone call.
An employee of HDFC bank, Pushpinder alleged that while he was talking over the phone, a policeman approached him and asked him to move his vehicle from the spot, stating that, “ADCP Kehar Singh doesn't like cars parked near his home.”
Pushpinder claimed that he moved his car ahead, but was again asked by the same cop that the ADCP was calling him.
“Although I had already moved my car away from the house, I accompanied the cop. But when I came face to face with Kehar Singh, without any conversation or provocation, Kehar slapped me in front of his staff and passers-by, and abused me repeatedly, while falsely claiming that I was drunk,” Pushpinder alleged in the statement, which he has also sent to the police commissioner's office.
He added that Kehar also threatened me of implicating me in false criminal cases. “I was then taken to Dugri police station, where I was made to sit for about two hours and released only after intervention of well-wishers,” Pushpinder alleged.
He claimed that though he had registered a complaint at non-emergency police number 181 with serial number LDH/CT/142265 on February 13, the police did not register his complaint.
Assistant commissioner of police Mukhtiyar Singh said the matter had come to his notice and he would ask the police station concerned to register a complaint and investigate the matter. “We would ask the victim to come to the police station and register his complaint, so that investigation could be initiated,” Mukhtiyar said.
First Published: Feb 19, 2014 21:32 IST