Vigilance books ex SHO on corruption charges

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Srinagar: Vigilance Organization on Thursday said that it has booked an Ex SHO Kalakote in a corruption case.
A statement said that a case was registered against Mohd Bashir then SHO police station Kalakote son of Ghulam Mohd resident of Degwar Perwan Tehsil Haveli District Poonch vide FIR No. 24/2018 U/S 5 (1) (d) read with section 4-A of P.C. Act Svt. 2006 punishable u/s 5 (2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act on 25/07/2018.
The case was registered on the basis of verification conducted into the complaint lodged by complainant lady resident of Tehsil Kalakote, Rajouri stating therein that FIR No.44/2010 U/S 376 RPC was registered in police station Kalakote, then SHO Bashir and Investigating Officer Mattu Khan, demanded and accepted Rs. 10,000 on account of deleting the name of the nephew of the complainant Puran Singh from the case.
During verification, it came to fore that complainant was victim of gang rape and consequently she approached then SHO Kalakote for registration of case but he refused to take cognizance though her complaint had been endorsed to him by SSP Rajouri, however SHO still avoided to register FIR.
Later on court direction a case FIR No.44/2010 was registered in Police Station Kalakote U/S 376 RPC.
During verification it surfaced that the said SHO and I.O of the case threatened the complainant to implicate her nephew Puran Singh in the rape case and under this duress, the said SHO and the I.O of the case late SI Mattu Khan, then posted at police station Kalakote, initially demanded an amount of Rs. 50,000 from complainant for dropping the name of her nephew from the rape charges and the money was finally settled at Rs.30,000 out of which Rs.10,000 were handed over by the complainant to the officers. Thus, then SHO Kalakote and the I.O of the case by abuse of their official position, illegally demanded and accepted an amount of Rs. 10,000 as gratification from the complainant. On prima facie establishment of charges, case is registered and investigations taken up, statement added.