• SP accused of favouring BJP candidate from Ghattiya
  • TI suspended on charges of dereliction of duty

Ujjain: The late night suspension of a TI by SP Anurag Kumar has kicked off a controversy. Wife of the suspended TI has dashed complaint to the Chief Election Commissioner ( VS Sampat) alleging the SP is favouring Ghattiya BJP candidate and made her husband a scapegoat.

According to information, SP Anurag Kumar on Wednesday night suspended Central Kotwali TI ogendra Singh adav on the charges of dereliction of duty. On the other hand, the suspended police officer alleged that he was made scapegoat as the SP and other senior police officers wanted to shield BJP candidate from Ghattiya Satish Malviya, against whom a local court had issued a permanent arrest warrant.

The TI’s wife Babita adav, a resident of A- 23/ 9, Basant Vihar, behind Ramkrishna School, faxed a three- page complaint to the Chief Election Commissioner ( VS Sampat) accusing SP Anurag Kumar of misusing his office so as to benefit the BJP candidate from Ghattiya Satish Malviya even while the Model Code of Conduct is in enforce.

Malviya, who was booked under Section 353, 332, 294 and 506 of the IPC, was at large since 2007 and a permanent arrest warrant was issued against him on August 13, 2008. To the surprise of all, Satish Malviya filed his nomination papers on November 7in full public view at the Kothi Palace located judicial premises. SP Anurag Kumar issued a show cause notice ( wide number 863) to the TI on November 8 as to why disciplinary action should not be taken against him in view of the filing of nomination papers by Satish Malviya on November 7 despite a permanent arrest warrant against him.

According to the TI’ wife, her husband was on leave from November 7 to 10 and ASP Gaurav Tiwari ( IPS) had telephoned him not to arrest Malviya and should rather send a report to the court on the bail application of the BJP candidate Malviya. On November 11, Malviya obtained a bail.

According to the TI’s wife, SP Anurag sent policemen to her house to issue threat to them. According to Babita, the SP issued the aforesaid show cause notice back dated though it was actually issued on November 12. If it was issued on November 8, it should have been served to the SI MS Devda as TI adav was on leave at that time, she elaborated. The complainant has sought immediate transfer of the SP and ASP and also to institute a high- level probe into the matter.

On being contacted by Free Press, SP Anurag Kumar clarified that he has nothing to do with Satish Malviya or anyone else as everybody knows about the integrity of ( SP) him. The SP also informed that the TI refused to take the show cause notice and went on leave without intimating him on November 12. Kumar also said that police need arrangements in view of Moharram festival, but TI showed dereliction of duty and he was therefore suspended in the evening.

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