Jawad police station
Jawad police station

Neemuch: In yet another shameful act, two constables posted at Jawad police station in Neemuch district were booked for framing a person in a false case of drug peddling. Police arrested two constables - Mahendra Singh Jhala and Anwar Khan - on Monday evening. A case has been registered against them for threatening and extortion.

Neemuch superintendent of police Suraj Kumar Verma said as per the law, after completion of 48 hours in the lock-up, they will stand suspended. Few days back, complainant Anshu Singh, a resident of Berathal village in Nagor district of Rajasthan, submitted application to SP Verma complaining that constables Jhala and Khan along with two others allegedly picked him and took him to an unidentified place in Khor village.

They kept him captive overnight and threatened him that they will frame him in the false case under NDPS Act. Accused duo demanded Rs 15 lakh. Jawad police station is situated barely three kilometres away from Madhya Pradesh - Rajasthan state border.

During preliminary investigation, it was revealed that since the complainant belongs to Rajasthan, local police there were well aware of the issue and were going to register case there. But SP Verma immediately coordinated with Chittorgarh superintendent of police and send Jawad police station incharge there for investigation. During cross verification, police found all the allegations levelled by Anshu Singh against constables were true.

Finally, SP Verma ordered to register case against them under Sections 365 (kidnapping), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 327 (voluntarily causing hurt to extort property), 384 (extortion), 341 & 342 (wrongful restraint) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC.

This case is reminder of Akshay Goyal case wherein Jawad police attempted to frame railway contractor Akshay Goyal in a fake peddling case on November 21, 2020. A sub inspector and three constables from Jawad police station were suspended in the case and preliminary investigation is on against them.

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