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Three SHOs in Delhi transferred for refusing to lodge woman's FIR on rape

Friday, 8 August 2014 - 8:48pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: Zee Media Bureau

The station house officers of Punjabi Bagh, Aman Vihar and Nangloi police stations in Delhi have been transferred to district lines for allegedly refusing to register an FIR on the complaint of a woman who claimed that she had been raped by a person known to her. Senior police officers, however, said that apart from the refusal to file the FIR, there were other administrative issues including dereliction of duty and disobedience.

The woman had complained about the harassment to the police commissioner following which the officers were asked to report to the police lines. The incident took place on Monday.

The woman said in her complaint that sleuths at the Punjabi Bagh police station asked her to go to Nangloi police station to lodge the FIR whereas the Nangloi cops asked her to go to Aman Vihar police station in outer Delhi where the crime allegedly took place.

When she reached Aman Vihar police station, she was asked to go to the Kanjhawala police station, she alleged. Finally she dialed 100 and had an FIR registered. Later, she went to the police headquarters and registered a complaint with the commissioner's office.

Meanwhile, the ACP of Lajpat Nagar area has been transferred to security wing on administrative grounds. There were complaints from the traders of the area as well and police said that he was also under the scanner for negligence in pursuing a case lodged under the SC/ST Act.

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