In ITS second order against Inspector Jaspal Singh,Sector 31 SHO,the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has recommended to the UT IG to issue a recorded warning to him for misuse of power.
The order was passed on the complaint of Joginder Singh,a resident of Ram Darbar. Singh had claimed that he had purchased a booth in the area from the original allottee in the year 1996 from where he was running a welding shop. The adjoining site had been allotted to Nazir Mohammad.
The licensee,Nazir Mohammad,died in 2007 and his son Akhtar attempted to start work there. On this,Joginder raised objection,alleging Akhtar attempted to forcibly take over the possession of the adjoining booth.
Joginder had objected that since Akhtar was not an allottee or licensee of the booth,he had no right to forcibly occupy the land. When the dispute erupted again,police were called in.
Inspector Jaspal Singh,SHO 31,instead of preventing illegal occupation of the site by Akhtar was alleged to have used abusive and vulgar language with Joginder. He is also accused of holding Joginder from the collar and threatening him to reach a compromise.
Inspector Jaspal in his reply to PCA had said that he had conducted an inquiry after recording a DDR. He said that the dispute raised by Joginder was baseless. Further,the market association had also supported Akhtars possession on the site.
The order reads,The complainant was given rough and harsh treatment by the SHO who acted in a malafide manner by permitting Akhtar to occupy the site and raise a structure there. The matter falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Estate Office of the Chandigarh Administration… The SHO obviously misused his power.