Three cops land in trouble for taking undertrial to his home after hearing

Undertrial told police officers he wanted to meet his family.

Written by JAPJEET DUGGAL | Chandigarh | Published: April 25, 2013 2:26 am

Generosity shown by UT Police officials,who took an undertrial to his residence from the Panchkula court premises without permission of their superior officers,has resulted in the demotion of a Head Constable,forfeiture of one increment of a constable and censured to the third constable. The orders were passed recently by the UT SSP Naunihal Singh after a departmental probe was concluded against the three accused officials.

According to a copy of the order by UT SSP Naunihal Singh,Head Constable (HC) Ranbir Singh,Constable Sanjay Kumar and Constable Tej Pal were sent to the Panchkula Court to produce an undertrial in the court. After the court proceedings,the accused was taken to his residence without permission,after the undertrial asked the officers to let him meet his family.

As per the order,on June 26,2012,the three officials had taken an undetrial to his residence after his court hearing. This information was received by the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Lines,Suman Kumar,who then informed the officials at the SSP’s office. After this,an inquiry was marked into the matter.

A Lines officer called the three officials in order to inquire into the matter. “They (the three accused) told him (Lines officer) that information received by DSP lines was correct and also admitted their mistake. The statements of the three officials were recorded in which they admitted their mistake to take the accused to his home,”reads the order.

The inquiry held the three officials guilty of the charges leveled upon them. HC Ranbir Singh,Constables Sanjay and Tej Pal were called on January 7for imposing the punishment.

The order was passed by the UT SSP stating that,“The pleas taken by the delinquents are not convincing. Therefore,HC Ranbir Singh is awarded punishment of reduction of Rank. Constable Sanjay is awarded the punishment of forfeiture of one increment with permanent effect”.

The order further reads,“in view of mitigating circumstance,a lenient view is taken in the case of Constable Tej Pal and therefore a punishment of censure is therefore awarded to him”.

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