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Questions to female techie over live in relationship lands Bangalore cop in soup

The techie who had been living in with her husband for six months before the couple were married was allegedly asked "How can you live with someone before marriage?"

Written by Johnson T A | Bangalore |
Updated: May 13, 2015 11:22:26 pm

The Kadugodi police station in Bangalore has run into trouble over a constable attached to the station allegedly asking inappropriate questions to a female software engineer during her passport renewal process.

Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddi has asked his deputy N Sathish Kumar to probe the complaint of Debjani Mukherji, a software engineer, who applied for a renewal of her passport and submitted all documents but was subjected to questions over a live in relationship by a policeman from the jurisdictional Kadugodi police station during the passport verification process.

The techie who had been living in with her husband for six months before the couple were married was allegedly asked “How can you live with someone before marriage? Your marriage certificate is dated October 27, 2014, and you say that you have been living in with your partner since March 1, 2014”. Constable Muniraju had carried out the verification at the Kadugodi police station.

Debjani has said that she had to visit the police station several times to provide her address proof – including a letter from her employer as well as one from her apartment association. She stated in an online post that she was shocked that her passport renewal process was halted due to a negative police report. A Facebook post of her predicament drew the attention of higher officials in the police force.

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A police constable from Kadugodi police station was sent to the techie’s house on May 8 to conduct a fresh verification. DCP Sathish Kumar said that a preliminary enquiry had revealed negligence on the part of the police constable who conducted the earlier verification process. He said he would submit a detailed report to the police commissioner about the incident.

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