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Rape case in J&K’s Samba: SHO among three cops suspended for dereliction of duty

Last Updated on April 23, 2022 at 1:38 pm

Three cops have been placed under suspension and a deputy superintendent of police has been removed for alleged delay in registration of a rape case in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district.

They will also have to face a departmental inquiry for dereliction of duty in the matter related to the rape of a minor girl on orders of Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh.

As per reports, a heinous crime was committed with an 11-year-old girl by accused Shammi after entering her house in Bazigar Basti in Vijaypur tehsil on intervening night of April 16 and 17. The mother of girl reached the police station Vijaypur but the SHO and other officials caused delay in registration of case.

After the DGP came to know about the case and role of officials through a report of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), he ordered investigation through crime branch and special team confirmed the commission of offence against the minor girl, prompting the SHO to register a delayed case in this regard.

Station House Officer (SHO) Ali Imran, Assistant Sub-Inspector Rattan Lal, Head Constable Satwinder Singh has been suspended and Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Vijaypur, Vishal Manhas, was removed from his post and attached with Zonal police headquarter for poor supervision, reportedly