Updated: June 27, 2015 8:01:23 am
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took to the Delhi Assembly on Friday in building its case against Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) joint commissioner of police M K Meena. AAP MLAs waved copies of a complaint against Meena filed by a serving Delhi Police inspector, who alleged that an SHO ostensibly working with Meena was “pressuring” him to drop a case against an arrested hawala operator.
Inspector Jagmender Dahiya, posted at the Begumpur police station, filed the complaint against Rajendra Kumar, the SHO of the Lahori Gate police station, and Meena, and even claimed to have made a recording of their conversations. He submitted a complaint and the recordings to the ACB recently, which has since begun a preliminary inquiry.
Dahiya told The Indian Express that he was posted at Lahori Gate police station last year as an additional SHO. “I was in charge of the police station at the time in Kumar’s absence and, at the same time, my ACP (Kotwali) Sagar Singh Kalsi asked me to arrest some anti-social elements. On July 21, 2014, I arrested one Sabir-ur-Rehman with Rs 15 lakh. Later, I informed the Income-Tax department, but at the same time, SHO Kumar called me from Mumbai thrice threatening me that if Sabir-ur-Rehman was not released, he would lodge an extortion case against me,” he said.
Dahiya also said Kumar even threatened him after saying that he was receiving phone calls from their then joint commissioner of police (central) Sandeep Goel’s office for releasing him. However, Goel told The Indian Express that no one has ever called SHO Kumar for releasing any hawala operator.
In his complaint to the ACB, Dahiya also alleged that after some weeks, he had apprehended another alleged hawala operator, Abhishek, from Lahori Gate area. “Kumar had called me after Abhishek was caught and told me that Meena was pressuring him to release the suspect. SHO Kumar had allegedly hatched a conspiracy along with the local hawala operators and they implicated me in a false complaint. I have recorded all the phone calls of Kumar and submitted before the ACB. I am hoping that they will do fair probe,” he added.
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