Unrelenting Fiza moves PSHRC against Chand

The Chand-Fiza saga continued to make headlines today with the former Assistant Advocate General of Haryana,Anuradha Bali alias Fiza,moving the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) against her husband,Chander Mohan alias Chand Mohammed.

Written by Express News Service | Mohali | Published: February 20, 2009 1:38 am

The Chand-Fiza saga continued to make headlines today with the former Assistant Advocate General of Haryana,Anuradha Bali alias Fiza,moving the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) against her husband,Chander Mohan alias Chand Mohammed.

Admitting her plea,moved through Global Human Rights Commission (GHRC) chairman Arvind Thakur,the PSHRC division bench comprising Justice R S Mongia and Justice Baldev Singh fixed February 25 for hearing the arguments on the petition seeking action against Chand and the police,who she accused of carrying out “biased and improper” investigation in the case.

A day before she was to appear before the Mohali police in connection with a criminal complaint lodged by her on February 16,Fiza demanded the lodging of an FIR against Chand on charges of rape,cheating,hurting religious sentiments,defamation and criminal intimidation before initiating investigations into her complaint.

“The police were so swift in booking me on an attempt to suicide charge even though I had wrongly consumed the drug,but even three days after my criminal complaint against Chand,no action has been taken,” alleged the 37-year-old.

Thakur,who had faced Fiza’s wrath following his comments on the Chand-Fiza marriage,sought investigations from an officer not below the rank of ADGP including a female officer in the investigation panel.

“As per guidelines,the police officer should have visited Fiza’s place to record her statement instead of calling her to his place,” asserted the GHRC chairman.

FIZA,CHAND MAY MISS DATE

While Chand is already in “hiding” with sources close to him claiming that he had gone abroad on a “pilgrimage”,Fiza is also unsure about joining the police investigation on Friday.

“I am yet to decide on whether to comply with the police notice or not,” said Fiza.

JOIN PROBE: SSP to Fiza

Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jatinder Singh Aulakh said Fiza should join investigations to help take the case to its logical end. “We will act as per the provisions of law without any bias or pressure,” assured the SSP.

Sources close to the police,meanwhile,said that if Chand fails to join the investigation,the police will be left with no other alternative but to take ex-parte decision on Fiza’s complaint.

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