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2 cops ‘captured on camera’ seeking bribe in Moga

Two policemen from the Moga CIA staff allegedly barged into house of Kulwinder Kaur

Written by Goyal Divya | Baghapurana (moga) | Updated: April 16, 2014 11:04:09 am

Two policemen from the Moga CIA staff allegedly barged into house of Kulwinder Kaur,a resident of Kotla Mehar Singh Wala village in Baghapurana and forced her to accept that she ‘deals in poppy husk’ on March 30,this year. Kaur says that when she refused to give the statement,she was asked to ‘fix a deal for Rs 10,000’ and the very next day on March 31,CIA staff havaldar Kuldip Singh allegedly visited her house demanding the money.

What the policemen didn’t know was that Kaur’s 20-year-old daughter had ‘captured’ the sequence of events on her mobile phone on both the days. For the third time again,four policemen,including the two who had come earlier,allegedly entered her home,verbally abusing her and demanding Rs 10,000 more to ‘settle the matter.’ They went away when Kaur refused to give the money.

The woman says that on that very day she submitted a written complaint and armed with stills of the video,approached then SSP Moga Gurpreet Singh Toor. “First we were not allowed to meet the SSP and finally when we met him he refused to accept complaint and instead started asking misleading questions to confuse us. He looked at photographs and said that he could not accept that his policemen had entered my home. He also said that the photographs were forged. I am an illiterate and how can I make the forged photos,” Kaur alleged.

Aggrieved,she then moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court on April 9. In court,she alleged that havaldar Kuldip Singh was in uniform while CIA staff ASI Kuldip Singh was in civilian clothes when they barged into her house.

They allegedly brought two more people,one of whom was carrying a polythene bag with poppy husks. Kaur added that the ‘ASI forced her to give a statement that she supplied poppy husk to that man and when she refused to do that policemen searched whole house without her permission.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court,on April 12,disposing off the writ petition,had directed the SSP Moga to look into the grievance and take necessary steps in the case. (According to the HC order,a copy of which is with The Indian Express).

Kaur,however,said that when she went to the current SSP Surjit Singh Grewal on April 23,he refused to accept the copy of HC orders forcing the family to now send it through post.

When contacted,SSP Surjit Singh Grewal,said: “I have not yet received the copy of the orders and as soon as I get them,investigations will be conducted before any action is taken against the police personnel.”

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