The Himachal court docket has ordered the change of police chief and one other senior cop over an extortion grievance


The highest policeman filed a defamation grievance in opposition to the businessman.


The Himachal Pradesh Excessive Court docket on Tuesday directed the state authorities to switch the state police chief and Kangra superintendent of police in order that they don\’t affect the investigation right into a businessman\’s grievance of extortion and menace to his life.

The court docket additionally mentioned in its order that it intervened attributable to “distinctive circumstances” on this case, “significantly when the respondent Dwelling Secretary selected to show a blind eye” to the supplies offered within the case.

In his grievance filed on October 28, Palampur-based businessman Nishant Sharma alleged that there was a menace to him, his household and his property. He additionally questioned the function of Director Basic of Police Sanjay Kundu, who allegedly made contact with him and requested him to return to Shimla.

\”He transferred them (DGP and Kangra police chief) to different posts the place they might not have any alternative to affect the investigation of the case,\” a bench of Chief Justice Ramachandra Rao and Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua mentioned.

“In mild of the supplies out there to us on this case up to now, we\’re glad that there are distinctive circumstances for intervention on this matter, most notably when the defendant Dwelling Secretary selected to show a blind eye to the aforementioned supplies for causes that the order mentioned have been “probably the most well-known.”

The court docket famous that the Kangra SP confirmed little or no progress within the investigation after intentionally delaying the registration of the FIR until November 16, regardless of receiving a grievance on October 28 through an electronic mail from the complainant.

Earlier, on November 10, after taking cognizance of the businessman\’s grievance, the Himachal Pradesh Excessive Court docket had issued a discover to the service suppliers in Shimla and Kangra to file a standing report within the court docket in reference to the grievance.

In his grievance, which was additionally filed with the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh Excessive Court docket, businessman Sharma alleged that there was an imminent menace to him, his relations and property from his associates.

Citing an incident of a \”brutal assault\” on him in Gurugram on August 25, he mentioned two influential folks in Himachal Pradesh, together with a former IPS officer, have been concerned.

\”I got here to Palampur in Kangra district after the assault however the police division referred to as me from his official quantity and compelled me to return to Shimla. On the identical day, two criminals stopped me at McLeodganj in Dharamshala and threatened to hurt my household,\” he mentioned. A baby and a spouse aged half a yr,” he claimed.

\”I drove to Superintendent of Police Kangra\’s home in Dharamshala and advised her concerning the ordeal and gave her my grievance however nothing has been finished up to now,\” he claimed.

\”I demand an impartial and neutral investigation and an FIR be lodged in opposition to everybody, together with the Directorate Basic of Police. That is the one means it is possible for you to to arrest this complete gang of extortionists,\” he mentioned.

Earlier, a defamation case was registered in opposition to Nishant Sharma primarily based on a DGP grievance on fees of damaging his repute and attempting to tarnish his picture.

In his grievance, DGP Sanjay Kundu mentioned that Sharma, on October 29, despatched a letter to the DGP on his official electronic mail, together with copies of it to different officers, wherein he made false allegations with the intention of damaging his repute and tarnishing his picture.

A case beneath Sections 211 (false accusation of offense with intent to harm), 469 (forgery for the aim of damaging repute), 499 (defamation) and 500 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered in opposition to the businessman.

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