Staff member
Amritsar August 30:
The police has booked Bikramjit Singh, SHO of the Mehta police station and relative of a senior Akali leader, for allegedly demanding bribe for registering a case against the miscreants, who had barged into the house of the complainant’s relatives and beaten them up.
A case under Sections 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act and 389 of the IPC was registered against the SHO after an inquiry into the matter was conducted by a senior police officer. Paramjit Singh of Majitha had complained to SSP Iqbal Singh against the SHO. The SSP had marked the inquiry to the SP (headquarters). However, Paramjit gave an affidavit to the police after which a DSP-rank officer probed the matter.
The SSP said the SHO had been suspended. He said Paramjit’s maternal uncle Hardyal Singh, a resident of Butar Kalan village, falling under the Mehta police station, had a dispute with his brothers Bachiter Singh and Harbans Singh of the same village. On July 30, the miscreants barged into their house and beat up his relatives, including their three daughters. The miscreants were drunk.
They called up Bikramjit Singh, who asked them to see him next morning even as the miscreants abused them outside their house. When they approached the SHO next morning, he demanded Rs 30,000 for registering a case. The matter was settled for Rs 20,000, which they paid as they were scared after the July 30 incident. However, instead to taking any action against the miscreants, the SHO booked Paramjit’s uncle Hardyal and presented him in the court.