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Woman accuses policeman of mocking at her

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Only two days after the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) resumed its functioning,a fresh complaint has already arrived at its doorsteps. The complaint comes in addition to the 72 cases which are pending in the department after a newly appointed team was constituted by the UT Administration on November 8.

In the complaint received by the PCA on Tuesday,a 24-year-old woman has accused a UT sub-inspector (S-I) of mocking at her when she had gone to Mani Majra police station to file a complaint. The S-I,however,has denied the allegations and defended himself by saying he has already “registered the woman’s complaint”.

On September 13,the woman,Rajkumari,had gone to Mani Majra police station to file a complaint against a 27-year-old man and his family members,who had allegedly thrashed her and forced her to get an abortion done. Rajkumari also alleged that the accused,Jai Prakash,refused to marry her after making false promises. When she approached Sub-Inspector Mahinder Singh regarding the matter,the policeman allegedly mocked at her.

Speaking to Chandigarh Newsline,Rajkumari said,“I met Jai Prakash in 2007 and after a few months,we planned to get married. But in 2009,I found out that Jai Prakash was already married. After this I married another man. However,Jai Prakash kept interfering in my matrimonial life,which subsequently led to my divorce.”

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“I then started meeting Jai Prakash again after he assured me he would leave his wife and marry me. He again refused to marry me after a while. Thereafter,Prakash,along with his family members,forced me for an abortion,to which I refused,“ Rajkumari added.

“After facing the humiliation,I have now approached the PCA for justice,” she said.

When contacted,S-I Mahinder Singh said,“I did not make fun of the woman. We have registered her complaint. What else can we do?” When asked about the status of investigation in the case,Singh said the accused is absconding.

The UT Administration on November 8 appointed three new members to the PCA after the three-year-term of earlier members ended on September 30. Former UT Adviser Pradip Mehra has been appointed chairman of PCA. Former Director General of Police P K Srivastava and social worker Zoya R Sharma are the other two members.