Govt gives clean chit to IPS of­fi­cer Bharti Arora

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

CHANDI­GARH: The Haryana gov­ern­ment has cleared 1998-batch IPS of­fi­cer Bharti Arora of the al­le­ga­tions of mis­use of power and po­si­tion lev­elled by a Gur­gaon-based woman in a writ­ten com­plaint.

In an April 4 com­mu­ni­ca­tion to the Union min­istry of home af­fairs, the state gov­ern­ment said that af­ter care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion, the state gov­ern­ment has de­cided to dis­pose of the com­plaint in fovour of Arora, thus clear­ing her of al­le­ga­tions of mis­use of power and po­si­tion.

“The com­plainant is fac­ing trial in Re­wari Ses­sion Court for mak­ing defam­a­tory, false, mo­ti­vated im­pu­ta­tions against Arora,’’ the state gov­ern­ment com­mu­ni­ca­tion said. In Au­gust 2017, the state gov­ern­ment had granted sanc­tion un­der Sec­tion 199 (4) of the Code of Crim­i­nal Pro­ce­dure (CRPC) for fil­ing the com­plaint against the IPS of­fi­cer dur­ing her ten­ure as IG State Vig­i­lance Bu­reau, Gur­gaon. Or­ders to this ef­fect were is­sued by the of­fice of ad­di­tional chief sec­re­tary, home depart­ment.

Arora as joint com­mis­sioner of po­lice (traf­fic), Gur­gaon was asked to in­quire into a rape com­plaint made by the Gur­gaon woman. Dur­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions, Arora found that al­le­ga­tions be­ing made by the com­plainant were false and the ac­cused were be­ing im­pli­cated in the case.

The com­plainant then lev­elled al­le­ga­tions against the of­fi­cer and sent a com­plaint to the cen­tral gov­ern­ment stat­ing that the IPS of­fi­cer had mis­used her po­si­tion and pow­ers.

As a part of the stan­dard pro­ce­dure, the union min­istry of home af­fairs com­mu­ni­cated the com­plaint to the Haryana gov­ern­ment seek­ing facts on the mat­ter. Af­ter con­sid­er­ing the en­tire mat­ter the state gov­ern­ment de­cided to clear the of­fi­cer of ac­cu­sa­tions.

Bharti Arora

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