October 22, 2020

Relief for boy in bike theft case

Patna: Decks have been cleared for the release of the 14-year-old vegetable seller whom Bypass police arrested in March allegedly on false charges of being involved in a motorbike theft case.

Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manu Maharaaj on Saturday re-supervised the cases lodged with the Bypass and Agamkuan police stations against the minor and submitted fresh reports to the court on Saturday, paving the way for his early release.

The cases were supervised afresh on the directive of inspector-general (Patna zone) Nayyar Hasnain Khan, who during his investigation had found the allegations against the minor boy false and fabricated. Khan had asked the SSP to ensure the early release of the victim from jail.

The vegetable seller is at present lodged in the Beur central jail. He was arrested on last March 19 from his Chitragupta Nagar rented house, taken to the Bypass police station and sent to jail on the charge of motorbike theft.

When contacted, IG Khan said the investigating officer of the case prayed to the court to release the boy in the wake of fresh development in the case. “It’s just a procedural delay and nothing else. He will be released by the court probably on Monday,” he told The Telegraph.

Reacting to the police action, Sukan Paswan, victim’s father, said, ” Der se hi sahi nyay to mila hai.” He said the family was waiting for the good news ever since he was arrested for no fault of his. He thanked the chief minister who took notice of his petition and ordered a probe.

He also didn’t forget to thank senior police officials for their cooperation. ” Der aaye durust aaye,” he said.

The IG had earlier suspended 11 police personnel, including the station house officers of Bypass police station and the Agamkuan police station and shifted all the police personnel to police lines.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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