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Court orders FIR against cop, 2 others for cheating

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Court orders FIR against cop, 2 others for cheatingNew Delhi: A court here has directed Delhi Police to lodge an FIR against a head constable and two others for carrying out unauthorised construction in a property owned jointly by the complainant and the cop.

“Investigation is required to ascertain the truth of the matter… SHO of Jaitpur police station is directed to lodge FIR under relevant provisions of law on the complaint of the revisionist and investigate the matter,” Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Raj Kumar Tripathi said.

The court asked the police to lodge FIR against Head Constable Mahesh Sharma and his two brothers Ajay and Manoj on revision plea of complainant Angad Sharma against the order of a magisterial court which had dismissed his plea against them for forging documents and beating him up.

“Revisionist has levelled serious allegations against the respondents in his complaint which are required to be investigated by the police,” the ASJ said.

According to the complaint, Angad, along with the head constable, had purchased a property in Hari Nagar extension in West Delhi in 2010 for Rs 14.85 lakh for the purpose of investment, but soon the cop started residing in it without his consent.

It was alleged that in 2015, the cop, without informing or discussing with the complainant, demolished the property, began carrying out unauthorised construction and transferred the electricity meter in the name of his brother Manoj.

The complainant approached the police but to no avail, it said, adding that he also clicked pictures of the property site from his mobile phone as evidence against them but he was beaten by the accused cop’s brothers and framed in a false case of molestating the constable’s wife.

Angad approached a magisterial court for lodging of FIR against the accused but his plea was dismissed.

He then moved a revision plea before the sessions court seeking FIR against the accused, saying probe was required in the case to recover his mobile phone which was allegedly snatched and the source of forgery of documents of the property was to be found out.

He had sought registration of FIR under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 356 (assault in attempt to commit theft), 506(threatening), 420 (cheating), 467/468/471(forgery) and 120B(criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.


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