Dereliction of duty: Case against woman cop

Following the directive of the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate court,a case was registered against senior police inspector Lata Donde of Shahu Nagar Police Station on Thursday for alleged dereliction of duty.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 16, 2012 12:41 am

Following the directive of the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate court,a case was registered against senior police inspector Lata Donde of Shahu Nagar Police Station on Thursday for alleged dereliction of duty. The case was registered against Donde and two others after a person booked for attempted theft approached the court saying he was assaulted and that the police had refused to register an FIR.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 5) Dhananjay Kulkarni said the court had told the police to register the case after Munna (19) approached it saying he had been assaulted.

“The alleged incident had taken place on June 25 last year,when two residents saw Munna lying on the ground,with injuries. He had allegedly tried to scale a wall but had fallen down. He was taken to hospital and later booked for attempted theft when a police team reached there,” said Kulkarni.

Munna then approached the Shahu Nagar Police and tried to register a case against the persons who had helped him. “He told the police that the two persons who had taken him to hospital had assaulted him with hammers. He tried lodging a complaint,but officers appeared to doubt him. He approached the court and we have now been directed to register a case against Donde and the two persons,which we have done,” Kulkarni said.

A case under Sections 307 (attempt to murder),166 (public servant disobeying law with intent to cause injury),218 (public servant framing incorrect record),326 (causing hurt with dangerous weapon),504 (intentional insult),506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intent) has been registered against the other two accused,while Donde has been booked under Sections 166 and 218.

Kulkarni said the police are investigating the matter to see if Donde was involved. “We have been asked to probe the case. Medical reports of the complainant will be sought and we will rely on the doctor’s report to verify if Munna was indeed assaulted with a hammer. A probe is on,” he said.

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