SIT be­gins scru­ti­n­is­ing un­traced re­ports

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HINDUSTANTIMES HTPUNJAB&HARYANA - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

CHANDI­GARH: The Haryana govern­ment on Thurs­day told the Pun­jab and Haryana high court that the SIT, headed by in­spec­tor gen­eral of po­lice (IGP), Hisar range, Amitabh Singh Dhillon has started scru­ti­n­is­ing un­traced re­ports pre­pared by lo­cal po­lice in Ro­htak district on FIRS reg­is­tered into Jat quota vi­o­lence of Fe­bru­ary 2016.

“Each SP has iden­ti­fied 25 im­por­tant cases from amongst those al­lo­cated for su­per­vi­sion of in­ves­ti­ga­tion. It was in­formed by po­lice of­fi­cials that the case files had been ob­tained from the con­cerned po­lice sta­tions and al­lo­cated to in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cers un­der their su­per­vi­sion. SP Sirsa is in the process of ob­tain­ing th­ese files,” Dhillon told the court.

The SIT is scru­ti­n­is­ing 1,105 FIRS in­clud­ing 921 cases in which un­traced re­pots were pre­pared, but not filed and 184 cases, which are still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

A to­tal of 1,212 FIRS were reg­is­tered for ar­son dur­ing Jat quota vi­o­lence in Ro­htak district in 2016.

WHY VI­PAS­SANA IS WANTED?

The on­go­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion of Honeypreet, the “adopted” daugh­ter of Ram Rahim, has re­vealed that Vi­pas­sana was also part of a meet­ing that took place in the dera on Au­gust 17, wherein plan­ning was made to spread ar­son in Panchkula, in case the sect head is con­victed. The po­lice sus­pect that Vi­pas­sana, be­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tive head of the dera, might be privy to the con­spir­acy be­hind the vi­o­lence.

‘BOOK HONEYPREET’S FOR­MER HUS­BAND FOR DE­FAM­ING HER’

Ro­htak Haryana State Women Com­mis­sion has asked po­lice to take ac­tion against Honeypreet In­san’s ex-hus­band Vish­was

Gupta for ‘de­fam­ing’ her.

In a let­ter to Haryana DGP BS Sandu, BJP leader and chair­per­son of the women com­mis­sion Pratibha Su­man has asked po­lice to book Gupta un­der suit­able sec­tions and send a com­pli­ance re­port to the com­mis­sion within seven days.

Su­man said the let­ter was sent af­ter lawyers of a hu­man rights group met her with a com­plaint against Gupta. “They com­plained that Gupta held a press con­fer­ence in Chandi­garh in which he openly in­sulted Honeypreet for hav­ing il­licit re­la­tion­ship with

her fa­ther-fig­ure Ram Rahim,” she said.

The com­plaint fur­ther stated: “The news of his claim was widely cir­cu­lated in print and elec­tronic me­dia, but he did not back it up with any proof. Who is he to de­fame her now by mak­ing such state­ments?”

Speak­ing to HT, Su­man said, “Honeypreet is ac­cused of in­cit­ing vi­o­lence in Panchkula. But be­ing the chair­per­son of the women com­mis­sion, I can­not let any­one de­fame her char­ac­ter like this. That is why I have writ­ten a let­ter to the DGP.”

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