Woman turns whistleblower after being denied reward; SHO, 3 others booked
Denying the promised reward money to a woman who turned informer for a Delhi Police constable that a garbage collector found lakhs of rupees in old denomination in trash, proved costly for the Station House Officer and three other cops at Jahangirpuri police station in North-West Delhi on Thursday.
The four have been sent to Police Lines after allegation of gulping down approximately Rs 25 lakh from the garbage owner came to the knowledge of senior police officers and a case has been registered against them.
The matter came to light when a woman who runs a pan shop in the locality approached the police and accused the Jahangirpuri SHO and the staff under him of pocketing around Rs 27 lakh that was reportedly found by a garbage collector named Titu while he was searching trash in Pitampura area on November 12.
Investigation said Titu had passed on the secret to some of his friends after he had a drink. The information soon reached a woman who runs a pan shop in the locality and she confided in the beat constable and narrated the whole incident.
Sources said that the beat constable promised 10 per cent of the money if the information turned out to be true. According to sources, Jahangirpuri SHO Naresh Chandra along with his staff raided Titu’s house late on November 15 and recovered the amount.
Sources say Titu revealed that the SHO allegedly gave him Rs 1,30,000 and asked him to leave Delhi. Titu then boarded a train to his native place West Bengal from where he was caught.
“We have registered a case under 403,409 and 120b of IPC and have sent the SHO and three others to Police Lines. Further investigation is on,” said Milind Dumbre, DCP North-West Delhi.