Several superintendents of police received calls late at night from Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij, who held a “Janata Durbar” in Ambala and pulled up some officers over police inaction, including in cases of acid attack and rape, allegedly by the public.
The 69-year-old minister holds Janata Darbar every Saturday in his home constituency Ambala, during which he listens to people’s grievances.
The darbar began on Saturday but due to the rush of people it continued till midnight, ending at 1.18 am on Sunday as the minister called up several SPs of the districts.
“Whether it is 12 o’clock in the night or any other time of the day, the darbar continues till the last person’s complaint is heard,” Vij said on Sunday.
According to a statement issued here, the minister was upset with the functioning of the Superintendent of Police, Kaithal, for his alleged inaction in the acid attack on women.
Vij called the DGP, said- women have to wander for justice..
It has been said in the statement that Vij’s Janata Durbar, which lasted for 14 hours on Saturday, received more complaints from Kaithal, Jhajjar, Jind, Karnal and Panipat districts and he called the SP in the night and asked to take action.
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Based on the complaints, he reprimanded several police officers and sought action taken report from them. Minister Vij was angry with the working of Kaithal SP for not taking action in the case of acid attack on women in Kaithal and late night he called. “Directed the DGP to take immediate action in the matter and send the photo of the complaint to the DGP on WhatsApp Gave.
Calling up the DGP, the Home Minister said, “Three women had earlier come to me talking about acid attacks, but no action was taken in the matter despite sending a complaint to the Kaithal SP.”
He directed the DGP to seek an immediate report from the Kaithal SP in the matter.
On not taking action in the case of rape in Karnal, Vij called Karnal SP and said, why the accused has not been arrested in the case registered five months ago, SP sir, you should investigate and tell why the action has not been taken so far. What happened?” Another complainant from Sirsa brought to Vij’s notice about no action being taken on his complaint of alleged being framed in the suicide case.
On this, Vij called the Sirsa SP and asked why the police has not taken any action in the matter so far. “Action should be taken against whoever delayed the investigation in this matter and a report should be submitted to me,” the minister said.
Another complainant from Hisar complained about no action in the case of cheating.
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Vij called the Hisar SP in the night and said, “Despite the case being registered, the police will not arrest the accused, so how will the work go on?” Another complainant from Kaithal said that he was cheated of Rs 25 lakh and issued fake appointment letters on the pretext of providing him a job, and the police could not arrest the accused despite registering a case.
Angered by this, the Home Minister told the Kaithal SP over the phone, ‘Why has the police not been able to take action till now in the one-and-a-half-year-old case. I want action in the matter.
On receiving a complaint of a case of assault, Vij again called up the Kaithal SP and said, “A six-month pregnant woman was assaulted and had a miscarriage. It is a sensitive (case).” The statement quoted Vij as saying, “The case is there and till now the police could not arrest the accused, it is not right… Tell me about the police officer whose laxity has led to the arrest of the accused.” ”
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