An additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) in East district is at the centre of a row after a DCP alleged that he tried to influence an investigation in a case, said police sources.
The case pertains to an incident that took place in Mitraon village in Najafgarh on December 13, when personnel from Baba Haridas Nagar police station signalled a car with tinted windows to stop at their picket.
The driver, identified as Bhagwan Kumar, allegedly got into a heated argument with the policemen.
“He started manhandling them and was detained,” said a senior police officer.
Kumar then informed his son Ashish, a constable posted with the 4th Battalion of Delhi Armed Police and currently working with the ADCP (east district) Kime Kaming, said the officer. Ashish informed Kaming about the incident, he added.
“After arriving at the spot, Ashish started shouting and misbehaving with the policemen. He started abusing the station house officer (SHO) of Baba Haridas Nagar police station. He was later overpowered by the policemen. Kaming, in plainclothes, also arrived at the spot,” said the officer.
Ashish allegedly dropped Kaming’s name to try and have his way. Kaming, who had reached the spot by then, asked the SHO to let go of Ashish and his father, said sources.
The SHO informed Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-west) R A Sanjeev about the incident. “Following the orders of DCP Sanjeev, the SHO arrested constable Ashish and his father Bhagwan Kumar under sections 186, 353 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and sections 39/192 of the Motor Vehicles Act. Later, Kaming left the spot,” the sources said.
On December 14, Sanjeev wrote a letter to his seniors, including Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Deepak Mishra, informing them about the incident. He said Kaming had tried to influence the investigation officers. Kaming, a 1994-batch IPS officer from Arunachal Pradesh, rejected the allegations and claimed that he went to the spot after getting a call for help from the constable.
“If the policemen found someone driving a car with tinted glass, they should have compounded the vehicle, but they cannot manhandle the driver. The SHO was misbehaving with them and he did not even listen to me when I tried to talk to him,” said Kaming.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-west) Sanjeev refused to comment on the issue, saying it was an internal matter.
Meanwhile, Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Deepak Mishra told The Indian Express that indiscipline will not be tolerated at any cost.