September 25, 2020

Town DSP appears before the state women’s commission

PATNA: Patna DSP (town) SA Hashmi on Wednesday appeared before the Bihar State Women’s Commission on Wednesday in connection with an alleged video clip which surfaced on Saturday night in media in which he was heard asking sexual favours from a girl.

Following the audio clip, a video of the DSP had also aired by a media portal in which he was shown begging for not to release the audio clip and he would do anything for it.

Commission’s chairman Dilmani Mishra while talking to TOI over phone, said that the DSP was summoned on Tuesday to appear before the commission.

“Hashmi completely denied that it was his voice in the clip,” Mishra said adding that the commission would now take further required step from its own end in the case.

Hashmi, along with an advocate, appeared before a three membered committee of the commission.

The commission was informed that an inquiry was initiated against the DSP in connection with the case by ADG (headquarters) SK Singhal.

However, apart from denying that it was not his voice, Hashmi mostly remained silent in rest of the questions asked by the members of the commission. He also did not interacted with the media outside the commission office.

Mishra, when asked if the DSP might influence the matter being on his position, said that within a day or two, she will get the commission’s inquiry report based on which she would demand his suspension from the home department.

Meanwhile, home secretary Amir Subhani said the department had received the police headquarters’ report and it was being looked into.

Courtesy: TNN

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