Rape Case Triggers Row Between Gurgaon's Top Cops

Published: 30th September 2015 03:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2015 03:44 AM   |  A+A-


CHANDIGARH:All is not well among the top brass of the Gurgaon police. A 1998 batch IPS officer, Bharti Arora, posted as joint commissioner of police (traffic) has accused Gurgaon police commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk of harassment and interference in a rape case inquiry. She has shot off a letter to Haryana DGP Yashpal Singhal, alleging that Virk was mentally torturing her over the inquiry and supervision of files in the rape case.

She has sought Singhal’s immediate intervention, expressing apprehensions that her career might be harmed by Virk. She has also demanded a CBI enquiry. Virk denied the allegations and late in the night, a high-level probe was ordered into the matter. As for the case details, on a complaint of his live-in partner, an executive in a multinational company, Ajay Bhardwaj — son of Gurgaon’s former deputy commissioner RP Bhardwaj — was booked for rape and his family members for criminal intimidation. He was arrested in Noida on August 1 last year. The controversy erupted after Arora was asked to probe the case. At that time, Virk was not the police commissioner. “It was established during investigation that Ajay Bhardwaj, son of a senior IAS officer, and his family were intentionally implicated,” Arora said, adding that the commissioner had falsely implicated the family. “I objected and told him it is wrong. Then, he started torturing me mentally,” she said.

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