Saturday, August 2, 2014

Nutan's experience before Lucknow Police

Nutan's experience before Lucknow Police

Wife Nutan today got to have a close look she went to the Hazratganj police station to get an FIR of mine registered there.

I along with Lucknow based Ashutosh Pandey have been in touch with a white-collar gang whose members claiming themselves as officers of Insurance Regulatory and Development Board (IRDA) contact persons all over India assuring them of ameliorating their insurance related problems. During this contact, they get money from these people in different ways and also procure important documents like PAN Card, Bank Account number etc, as they attempted with us as well.

We got deep into the matter and obtained the phone numbers, Delhi based address and details of the Lucknow contact of this gang and presented an FIR to Hazratganj police station which was taken there by Nutan.

There the Inspector refused to meet her in name of some meeting and directed her to SI Shyam Chandra Tripathi and Ajay Kumar Dwivedi. These two sub inspector kept Nutan sitting for long and asked many irrelevant questions in the process. When she provided reasonable answers to all these queries and requested to get the FIR registered, they talked with her in a highly derogatory manner as if she was seeking some illegal favour, while she was only asking for a legal right. They straight-away refused to register the FIR. Even her request to receive the application was blatantly refused by them saying that they do not just receive any application brought before them. Even the Hazratganj Inspector did not interfere despite being contacted.

Nutan has written to SSP Lucknow not only to get the FIR registered but also to get the matter enquired and take strong disciplinary action against these sub inspectors as per the enquiry report. Being a social activist who never tries to use her position as wife of a senior IPS officer, Nutan takes such bad episode in right earnest but such events are certainly not good for the police perception.

Two things definitely emerge from this episode-
1. The Police needs to come up with a uniform policy about registering FIRs and shall follow it in each case
2. There is a great need to focus on the behavioral aspect of police because bad behaviour further hurts its already poor public image

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