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Friendly police is only propaganda

2017-12-23 22:07:18

Friendly police is only propaganda

It is only culprit friendly police, say victims

The News Bureau

City police keep claiming credit and feel proud of the initiatives taken to prevent crime against women. City police also boast about free registration of cases as soon as they receive a complaint.

But it appears that all the trumpeting is only to make the people believe in the propaganda while the ground rality is completely different. Though there are numerous instances to prove the dual standards of the city police, this one stands out to be a classic example.

A woman named Reshma Kauser went to Habeebnagar police station on August 16 to lodge a complaint against neighbours who had been passing lewd comments and misbehaving with not only her but also other female members of her family. The reason for the accused resorting to such acts was that they had a civil dispute with her husband.However, the personnel posted at the reception counter in Habeebnagar police station refused to receive the complaint stating that officers were on bandobust duty and they cannot take the complaint without obtaining permission from the officers.

This comes as a surprise because senior police officers keep claiming that city police was a people friendly police and the reception centers were opened for the people to approach police sstations and lodge their grievance without any fear and seek help.Copies of the complaint were sent to the SHE team, assistant commissioner of police of Goshamahal division, deputy commissioner of police, west zone, city police commissioner and also to the director general of police. But, there was absolutely no response from any of them.

When the complainant and her husband pursued the matter relentlessly, Habeebnagar police gave an acknowledgement in October 2017 saying they received the petition on October 24, whereas the complaint was actually sent in August through speed post after the reception counter personnel refused to receive the same.The acknowledgement was issued with a great difficulty and that too after the station house officer Madhukar Swamy instructed the personnel concerned. After getting an acknowledgement, the victim thought a case will be registered and action taken against the culprits.

However, to their utter dismay, the personnel concerned compelled the victim to make rounds of the police station until mid of November only to suggest her that they will negotiate with the culprits and arrange a compromise.

The complainant and her family was shocked to hear the suggestion and tried to meet the station house officer again but to no avail. With the police not registering any case for the reasons best known to them, the culprits felt emboldened and stepped up their acts of passing lewd comments and misbehaving with the female members of the complainant’s family.Aghast at not getting justice from the self-claimed friendly police, the victim said she would approach the court for justice.

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Friendly police is only propaganda

2017-12-23 22:07:18

It is only culprit friendly police, say victims

The News Bureau

City police keep claiming credit and feel proud of the initiatives taken to prevent crime against women. City police also boast about free registration of cases as soon as they receive a complaint.

But it appears that all the trumpeting is only to make the people believe in the propaganda while the ground rality is completely different. Though there are numerous instances to prove the dual standards of the city police, this one stands out to be a classic example.

A woman named Reshma Kauser went to Habeebnagar police station on August 16 to lodge a complaint against neighbours who had been passing lewd comments and misbehaving with not only her but also other female members of her family. The reason for the accused resorting to such acts was that they had a civil dispute with her husband.However, the personnel posted at the reception counter in Habeebnagar police station refused to receive the complaint stating that officers were on bandobust duty and they cannot take the complaint without obtaining permission from the officers.

This comes as a surprise because senior police officers keep claiming that city police was a people friendly police and the reception centers were opened for the people to approach police sstations and lodge their grievance without any fear and seek help.Copies of the complaint were sent to the SHE team, assistant commissioner of police of Goshamahal division, deputy commissioner of police, west zone, city police commissioner and also to the director general of police. But, there was absolutely no response from any of them.

When the complainant and her husband pursued the matter relentlessly, Habeebnagar police gave an acknowledgement in October 2017 saying they received the petition on October 24, whereas the complaint was actually sent in August through speed post after the reception counter personnel refused to receive the same.The acknowledgement was issued with a great difficulty and that too after the station house officer Madhukar Swamy instructed the personnel concerned. After getting an acknowledgement, the victim thought a case will be registered and action taken against the culprits.

However, to their utter dismay, the personnel concerned compelled the victim to make rounds of the police station until mid of November only to suggest her that they will negotiate with the culprits and arrange a compromise.

The complainant and her family was shocked to hear the suggestion and tried to meet the station house officer again but to no avail. With the police not registering any case for the reasons best known to them, the culprits felt emboldened and stepped up their acts of passing lewd comments and misbehaving with the female members of the complainant’s family.Aghast at not getting justice from the self-claimed friendly police, the victim said she would approach the court for justice.