Suspended deputy inspector general of police Alok Kumar,who had filed an FIR against Bihar Director General of Police and two inspector generals of police under the SC/ST Act on Sunday,now faces a case for forcibly trying to file a case against the three top police officers. The police have rejected his complaint on technical grounds.
The former Saran DIG and 1997 batch Jammu and Kashmir cadre IPS officer was suspended recently on charges of demanding Rs 10 crore as extortion money from a liquor businessman. He claimed that he had lodged an FIR against DGP Abhayanand,IGP (operations) Amit Kumar,IGP (economic offences) Praveen Vashistha and Siwan-based businessman Tunnaji Pandey at the SC/ST police station of Chapra and was duly given FIR no (31/2013) with receipt.
Though Chapra police had initially confirmed the FIR against the DGP and three others,the same was later rejected as it was not completed as per the prescribed format and did not have the signature of Chapra SC/ST police station in-charge.
Chapra SP Sujit Kumar said that as Alok Kumar had forcibly tried to file the FIR in absence of police station in charge,it cannot be treated as an FIR.
The police have now filed a case against the suspended DIG at Bhagwanpur police station of Chapra.
Alok Kumar,however,told The Indian Express: What can be a bigger act of atrocity than registering an FIR against me for lodging FIR against three senior police officers? Do I need to know how an FIR is lodged? I had faced humiliation and derogatory remarks regarding my caste. It sounds ludicrous that one is given an FIR number one day and the next day told that it was rejected.
Kumar said,I have already approached the National SC/ST Commission that has summoned the Bihar Home Secretary to appear before it on July 8.On why he took such a long time to lodge a case against the DGP he said,I had been waiting for the right time to file the case. But now that my FIR is rejected,I will look at legal options. While denying making the remarks,Abhayanand said,Everyone has the right to lodge FIR. As the state DGP,I had acted on a corruption allegation against the IPS officer. The investigation is on. The focus should not be diverted from the probe.