Gurugram, April 20 (IANS) A district court has directed police to probe allegations against Haryana’s senior IPS officer Bharti Arora, now the Inspector General of Police (Vigilance), and a Road Safety Officer (RSO), a lawyer said on Friday.
The court directed the Station House Officer concerned to conduct the investigation.
Jyotsana Bhardwaj, daughter-in-law of a retired Indian Administraive Service officer, had approached the court for filing an FIR against Arora and RSO Abhinav Chopra.
Bhardwaj had earlier filed a police case against her husband on charges of demanding and harassing her for dowry.
Arora, then Gurugram’s Joint Commissioner of Police, had sent a notice to Bhardwaj to join investigation in the case on August 8, 2015.
Bhardwaj told the court of Judicial Magistrate 1st Class Raveesh Kaushik that five police personnel visited her house on August 8, 2015, and returned after serving the said notice.
“The RSO returned after some time and offered to make relations with me. He made a video tape secretly at Arora’s behest and also said that he will help me settle the case with the help of the IPS officer,” the complainant told court.
She requested the court to order registration of a case against Chopra and Arora under the Indian Penal Code.
Arora had written to Haryana’s Director General of Police that she had sent a police team comprising Inspector Satyender Kumar, woman Sub-Inspector Krishna, woman Constable Renu and an independent witness and RSO Chopra to Bhardwaj’s house in Sector 52 here.
She said she had ordered the team to make the video tape of the whole process as case evidence.
An investigation into the episode by Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Deepak Saharan and Assistant Commissioner of Police Ramesh Pal were produced in the court, wherein both officers had remarked that RSO Chopra was aware that Bhardwaj was living alone.