DGP suspends in-charge for negligence in acting on complaint

For negligence in registering the first information report (FIR) of a complainant, the State’s director general of police, Ashok Kumar suspended the in-charge of Haripurkalan police post in Dehradun district with immediate effect. He also directed the Dehradun senior superintendent of police to get an initial probe conducted, register the FIR and take necessary action for recovery and apprehending the culprits in the case.

According to the police, some persons had snatched the mobile phone of Haripurkalan resident Aman Sharma. There was important data on the phone. After the incident, she reported it in the police post concerned but the post in-charge did not take action on time and lodged a missing report a day later which mitigated the incident.

The DGP stressed that when the victim of a crime approaches the police station requesting legal action, the police should immediately register an FIR as per the law and efficiently work against the criminals. This is vital to maintain the trust of the public in the police. Instructions regarding this are also issued from time to time from the police headquarters. Despite this, when such cases of negligence come up, it is highly objectionable and not acceptable, he said. The DGP stressed that negligence in duty by any police personnel will not be tolerated.

Friday, 19 February 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

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