|Chowk Chabutra PP's ex-head booked for framing 3 persons|
|Presently posted in traffic police, he had taken 'bribe' of Rs 35,000|
|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, May 19: The vigilance organisation (VO) has registered a case against a traffic police Inspector for allegedly booking three persons in a false case, illegally confining them and taking a bribe of Rs 35,000 from them when he was incharge of Chowk Chabutra police post in 2010.
As Chowk Chabutra police post head in 2010, SI Naveen Sharma, by allegedly abusing his official position, had registered a false case against Neeraj Chandail and Sandeep Anand, both business partners, and kept them under illegal confinement. Neeraj's father Om Prakash Chandail was also illegally confined, VO sources alleged.
After their release on bail by the court orders, Neeraj and Sandeep were again called to the police post. This time also, they were allegedly confined illegally, handcuffed and paraded before media as thieves who had purportedly committed theft in their own shop. They were also allegedly forced by the SI to pay him a bribe of Rs 35,000.
The VO probe found that the accused SI, presently posted as Inspector in traffic police, had registered an FIR against Neeraj and Sandeep on October 14, 2010 at 11.45 pm. Before that, he had raided the house of Neeraj, ransacked the household items and picked up his father Om Parkash Chandail and also kept him in illegal confinement till noon of October 15, 2010. When Neeraj and Sandeep reached the police post, they were also pushed into the lockup and kept in illegal confinement without any legal authority or remand till October 17, 2010.
The VO also found out that the shop, where the alleged theft was reported to have taken place, had actually been taken on rent by Neeraj and Sandeep from its owner and did not belong to the purported complainant.
The anti-graft agency also found out that, as Chowk Chabutra police post head, Naveen had acted in sheer abuse of his official position and illegally confined the two business partners for two days and Om Parkash for about 12 hours. He also forced them to pay him a bribe of Rs 35,000 for submitting the case report in the court, sources alleged.
VO had booked him under section 5(1) d read with section 5 (2) 4-(a) of P C Act Svt 2006 and section 342 of RPC.