Former SHO Kathua Suspended For Not Registering Case In ‘Cognizance Offence’

Srinagar, Dec 10: Following an order by Nationwide Human Rights Fee, the J&Ok authorities has positioned underneath suspension a former Station Home Officer of police station Kathua for not registering a case in reference to alleged setting ablaze of a girl by her husband and different accused individuals within the district in September 2016.

The federal government additionally introduced Rs one lakh as compensation to the brother of the girl, allegedly set on hearth by her husband and different accused individuals on 17 September 2016 and succumbed to her accidents in a Hospital after a fortnight.
The federal government orders, a duplicate of which lies with GNS, adopted instructions by the NHRC on a grievance by the girl’s brother—Ajay Pal Singh son of Late Madan Lal of Shishgarh Bareilly Uttar Pradesh—, alleging therein that his sister was set on hearth by her husband and different accused individuals.

On March 3, NHRC had orders issuance of a present trigger discover underneath part 18 of PHRA to Chief Secretary, Authorities of Jammu and Kashmir, as why not Fee ought to suggest a compensation of Rs. 1,00,000 (One Lakh )solely be paid to Singh as his human rights have been violated by the “errant police officials by not registering the cognizable offence and for not taking any action on the same.”

The course concerning fee of compensation was subsequently confirmed by the NHRC on four September this yr.

“Accordingly, in due deference of the aforesaid order, sanction has been accorded to the drawal of Rs. 1,00,000 (One Lakh) only in favour of Mr. Ajay Pal Singh on 16 November 2020,” reads the order issued by Principal secretary House Division Shaleen Kabra. He stated a departmental enquiry has already been initiated by the police headquarters in opposition to Saroop Singh, the then SHO of police station Kathua, for his failure to register a cognizable offence that occurred in September2016, throughout the territorial jurisdiction of the police station.

“Mr. Saroop Singh, Inspector No.EXJ-006539, the then SHO P/S Kathua is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect,” the order added. (GNS).

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