Police- Help: Cops cook up FIR against 4

Cops cook up FIR against 4

Are Exposed In Court By ‘Complainant’

Smriti Singh | TNN

New Delhi: Police in the capital have turned “storytellers”. Like professional scriptwriters of racy Bollywood films, they are inventing characters and concocting stories to prove their mettle. If a complainant is to be believed, the police are filing FIRs about crime incidents that never took place and then arresting people named in the case.

They were recently exposed before a trial court when a complainant in one such case broke down before the court and confessed that he did not even know about the incident. Deposing before additional sessions judge Kamini Lau in a mobile theft case, Nitin Kumar told the court that no such incident actually took place and that the FIR filed was fake.

He alleged that the police asked for his old mobile phone and purse after which they registered a theft case against four persons not known to him. To prove his innocence, 18-year-old Nitin, who worked with a property dealer, said that the mobile given to the police was not his but belonged to a friend, Vishwajeet.

The story became murkier when the court found out that many such cases were filed in Jehangirpuri police station. After perusal of records, the court found that another FIR in the same police station had been registered in March 2010. In this case, Vishwajeet, who had given a mobile phone to Nitin Kumar, was the complainant. The allegations too were similar.

‘‘I have gone through the said FIR and I am shocked to observe that the allegations and narration of the incident are absolutely similar in both the FIRs,’’ ASJ Kamini Lau said.

Stating that an independent inquiry was required in the matter, the court asked the Commissioner of Police to get the matter probed.

‘‘Needless to say it is expected that these investigations shall be conducted by an independent agency preferably by the crime branch or any competent officer,’’ the court said, asking the police to submit a report before the court within 15 days of the order.

The court also directed the deputy commissioner of police of the area to ensure safety and security to Nitin so that ‘‘officers of Jahangirpuri police station have no access to this witness till the time the proceedings are pending before this court’’.

Man alleges he was burnt by the police

Dwaipayan Ghosh | TNN

New Delhi: A 22-year-old rickshaw puller living in the Karawal Nagar area in northeast Delhi has alleged the Welcome police tried to burn him after he refused to confess to having stolen a mobile phone. Police is still to register a case although a medical test on the victim has been conducted at Hedgewar Hospital. According to sources in the hospital, there are certain ‘‘injury marks on the private parts’’ of the victim Sanjay ‘‘though the cause is still to be ascertained.’’

Vivek Vihar police received a PCR call from an NGO on Friday. ‘‘Sanjay told us he was picked up by four cops on August 1. He claimed three constables from Welcome police station asked him to confess to having stolen a passenger’s mobile phone. When he refused, they allegedly took him to the police station,’’ cops said.

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