September 24, 2020

Cop faces probe over audio clip

Patna: The police headquarters has ordered an investigation into a deputy superintendent of police who purportedly had a conversation with a girl in which he sought sexual favours from her.

An audio clip of the purported conversation has gone viral on social networking sites since Saturday.

Taking serious note of the matter, the police headquarters ordered the investigation into the case on Sunday.

Additional director-general (headquarters) S.K. Singhal said: “The matter is very serious. Such behaviour and conduct is not expected from a serving police officer. I have sought a report from the Patna police on the issue.”

The deputy superintendent of police is heard in the viral audio clip seeking “favours” from the girl on her cellphone. He even agreed to fulfil her demands, if any. The Telegraph has not verified the authenticity of the audio clip.

The audio clip was also sent to the senior police officers of Patna, including senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaaj. Most of the senior police officers preferred not to comment on the issue. Deputy inspector-general, central range, Rajesh Kumar has been assigned the task to investigate the case.

The deputy superintendent of police, purportedly heard in the clip, is considered close to an inspector-general rank officer and had remained posted in Patna for a long time.

He had earlier served as inspector-cum-station house officer of important police stations in the city.

Around five years ago, the officer had allegedly publicly misbehaved with a journalist in Patna.

In another incident, a woman has accused another DSP-rank officer in Patna of entering her house in the Rajeev Nagar police station area at night and seeking undue favours. The woman has sent a written complaint to inspector-general of police (Patna zone) N.H. Khan.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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