Jal Shakti minister and Hastinapur legislator Dinesh Khatik has raised questions about the functioning of the police in the district and accused the people of not getting justice.
The minister was angry that an FIR was not filed against a constable and his aide who had quarreled with two Dalit businessmen after a minor road accident on June 4. It was reported that Khatik met with traders Komal and Birju on June 9 at the Ganganagar police station but SHO Rajpal Singh refused to file an FIR without permission from top officials.
Disgusted, the minister threatened to resign if an FIR was not filed. Subsequently, following the intervention of SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary and District Magistrate Deepak Meena, the constable and his assistant were booked for robbery and other charges. At the same time, an FIR has been lodged against the traders on the Constable complaint.
Constable was hit by a Dalit dealer after a minor accident on his bike on Constable’s motorbike on June 4. Komal went to the Ganganagar Police Station to lodge a complaint against the 112 but the SHO refused. The traders then met with the SSP on June 6, and the disgruntled SHO threatened to send him to jail. On June 8, two men allegedly threatened to withdraw the complaint after visiting the merchant’s home.
The minister told media that on June 9, Komal and Birju contacted him and asked for help. He phoned the SHO but he did not respond satisfactorily. The minister then went to the police station and said that the case would be filed only after getting directions from senior officials.
SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary said that the matter was brought to the notice of the Minister. “I have promised to meet the Minister and call on both sides in the morning to resolve the issue. Subsequently, at the insistence of the complainant, a case has been filed against the constable and his assistant. But at the same time, the constable also filed a complaint against the traders and the case was registered against the traders, ”SSP said.
Meanwhile, reports have surfaced that the minister, who was stunned by police activity, returned to his convoy on Saturday and visited unsafe places.
SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary said he was unaware of this. The minister did not respond to phone calls made to them to obtain their version.