As spat between 2 top cops in Ggn intensifies, probe handed over to DGP Crime
Bharti Arora has accused her boss, Navdeep Singh Virk, of harassment and wrongly interfering in the probe into a high-profile rape case, leading to the Haryana police chief ordering an inquiry by a senior police officer, into the accusations levelled by two top cops against each other.
The spat between Joint Commissioner of Police Bharti Arora and Navdeep Singh Virk, the Commissioner of Police, has taken an ugly turn.
According to information received, Arora has written to the Director General of Police, Yashpal Singhal, requesting him to move the case from Gurgaon Police. In light of this, the case has been given to Director General of Police (Crime) K P Singh. She said she has also requested him to reopen the case and reinvestigate it properly from the start.
The case had grabbed attention when Ajay Bhardwaj had written a letter to the DGP, asking Singhal to transfer the case to another IAS officer and accused Virk of misusing his power.
“I have received a communication from Bharti Arora and also from the Commissioner of Police Navdeep Virk. We are getting the matter examined by a senior officer. We will ensure that justice is done in the matter,” Singhal told media.
The letter from Bhardwaj to Singhal read: “Request for conducting a fair judicial/CBI/Police inquiry by any senior woman judge or police officer, into this matter of gross misuse of power to register fault FIRs against me and my family members by Commissioner of Gurgaon Police, Navdeep Singh Virk”.
Asking Arora about the problems she is facing after the entire incident, she told Millennium Post that how senior police officials were spying on her and her family members.
“During the day, I caught two CID officials, silently sitting and keeping an eye on the happenings in my office, even before the DGP had ordered a CBI probe. But later, I again encountered two CBI men at my doorstep, as a threat to investigate me,” Arora told Millennium Post.
According to the information received, Arora was asked to give her Facebook password to the Commissioner on Tuesday evening and since then she has not been able to access her Facebook page of Gurgaon Traffic Police. She also complained of hacking and denying her the access to her Facebook page.
On asking Arora about the victim and her identity was being revealed in public so openly, she said: “She (the victim) herself decided to come in front of the camera and talk to the media outside Chandigarh court on Tuesday. This is her choice even when the Supreme Court had ordered for security to her”.
Arora has reportedly filed a defamation case against the victim for the latter had allegedly accused the Joint CP of favouring the accused.
“There is no law and order in Haryana under BJP regime. Here senior police officers are engaged in <g data-gr-id="175">spar</g> over some issue which has come in the open. The Gurgaon issue has humiliated the entire police department in Haryana,” Leader of Opposition and INLD MLA Abhay Chautala said while addressing media here on Wednesday.
“If allegations of (Joint Commissioner) Bharti Arora are right then you can well imagine how will be the state of affairs where senior police officers sitting at higher posts are harassing common people. And if her allegations are wrong, the proper inquiry be held and action be taken against the erring officer,” he said.