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Jat stir: Indore resident receives calls after Haryana police gaffe

The Indore resident immediately asked the journalist whether he wanted to ask about the alleged rape cases.

By: PTI | Chandigarh |
February 27, 2016 6:14:40 pm
Jat protests, Jat quota, Jat protests Indore resident, Jat quota stir, Police personnel stand guard in Rohtak where thousands of shops and private properties of the non-Jats were targetted by Jat protesters during their agitation for reservation, in Rohtak on Monday. (Source: PTI)

A resident of Indore has been receiving telephone calls since yesterday after Haryana Police listed his number among the names and numbers of three officers for receiving information concerning the alleged incident of sexual assault on some women near Murthal during the Jat stir.

When a journalist called up the mobile number given yesterday by Haryana Police DGP Y P Singhal of DIG Rajshree Singh, heading the three-member women police officer’s team, it turned out to be of an Indore resident. The Indore resident immediately asked the journalist whether he wanted to ask about the alleged rape cases.

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When told that he wanted to talk to DIG Rajshree, the Indore resident retorted that this was not the number of the DIG and he was being harassed since yesterday as he was repeatedly getting calls. “I have lodged a complaint with the local police,” the recipient of the call said.

On a phone directory application, the number was found to be of Madhya Pradesh circle in the name of some other person instead of DIG Rajshree while the mobile numbers of the other two officers matched with the details on the app.

The DGP had yesterday announced constitution of the team headed by the DIG and two DSPs Bharti Dabas and Surinder Kaur as its members, “to gather information concerning the alleged incident of sexual assault on some women near Murthal on the night intervening February 22 and 23.” Singhal had said that these officers would be available in Sonepat till further orders and anyone could provide information concerning the incident to them in the form of audio or video clips or photographs or in any other form.

He had assured that the identity of the informer would not be disclosed.

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