ASI molests woman in Karnal,dismissed

An Assistant Sub Inspector,in an inebriated condition,allegedly molested a married woman in Karnal district following which he was suspended and a case registered against him.

Written by PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: April 16, 2014 3:21 pm

An Assistant Sub Inspector,in an inebriated condition,allegedly molested a married woman in Karnal district following which he was suspended and a case registered against him.

The 30-year-old married woman,who is a resident of Karnal,had alleged in her complaint that ASI Devender Singh,in an inebriated condition,harassed her at the Karnal bus stand on Wednesday night.

The victim alleged that when she was returning from Delhi along with her husband,the accused who was not in his uniform,blocked their way while stepping down from a Haryana roadways bus.

On being resisted,he outraged her modesty in public,police said,adding that the policeman also misbehaved with her husband.

After the incident,the woman tried to call the police helpline number,printed behind each Haryana roadways bus,but it did not evoke any response. Then she slapped the errant policeman. Along with some people,the “unruly” ASI was brought to police station where he was booked under sections 354 (outraging the modesty) and 510 (misconduct in public by a drunken person) of the IPC,police said.

ASI Devender Singh was dismissed from service on the charge of outraging the modesty of a woman at Karnal,police said Friday. The accused had been remanded to 14 days judicial custody.

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