BANGALORE: Anuja Pandey, 32, wife of IAS officer Pankaj Kumar Pandey, was arrested by the police, on Monday evening, for allegedly assaulting a woman police inspector. However, Anuja was granted interim bail by the Magistrate of the Eighth ACMM Court, Kiran Kini.
Anuja had allegedly slapped Anjumala T Nayak, the police inspector of Halasur Gate women’s police station, following an altercation over the latter not obliging Anuja, by letting her inside Chinnaswamy stadium to watch a CCL cricket match on Sunday. Anuja reportedly did not had a valid pass.
Following the incident, Anjumala Nayak had filed a case with the Cubbon Park police stating that an unidentified woman had assaulted her. An FIR was registered on Monday. The police started search operations for Anuja and visited her house in St. John Woods Apartment at Bovi Colony in Tavarekere only to find it locked on Monday afternoon.
However, the police traced her mobile network coverage to Jeevan Bheema Nagar and found her at one of her relatives’ house in Koramangala. The magistrate granted her an interim bail till February 6. The police said that after the incident the CCTV footage was examined. “Anuja had rented a car from RTT travels and when investigated it was found that the car was booked in the name of HESCOM MD, Pankaj Kumar Panday, and it was revealed that his wife had taken the vehicle. Then it was confirmed that it was the IAS officer’s wife who had assaulted the police inspector,” the police explained.
Further investigations are on in this regard.