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Tilka Manjhi police station.

DIG line closes staffs of entire police station, cops alleged for demolishing shops illegally


January 22nd, 2019

Our Bureau/

State police headquarters has to intervene into the affairs of Bhagalpur police and forced authority concerned to line close of staffs of the entire police outpost after two victims complained ‘illegal’ police action against them. The victims, two shopkeepers alleged police for illegally demolishing their shops and subsequently looted the articles from the shops in dead night hours.

Taking serious note of the complaint, state police headquarters asked deputy inspector general of police (DIG), Bhagalpur zone, Vikash Vaibhav to ensure justice to the victims. ADG, headquarters asked the DIG to take the matter seriously and also asked him for conducting an inquiry into the episode.

Vikash Vaibha, finally suspended the station house officer (SHO) of Tilka Manjhi police station and ordered for the line close of other staffs of the police station.

Earlier Sallauddin , a native of Ishakchak and Himasu Shekhar Mishra of Buranath  locality in thius city , who have their shops  at Tilkamanjhi chak alleged officer concerned at Tilka Manjhi PS for demolishing their shops illegally in mid night and looted the items from their shops. The duo also registered a complain case at the court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Bhagalpur in which the court has asked the SHO of Tilka Manjhi PS to furnish report to the court immediately.

The victim shopkeepers also alleged police for asking hefty amount on the pretext that they have occupied government’s land illegally. Police recently went anti encroachment drive at the areas to remove the encroachments on roads and other government lands. “In the night when we closed our shops and returned to our houses, police by the help of JCB machines, demolished the parts of our shops which was completely illegal. Police also looted the items after demolishing episode,” the duo alleged in the complains. They called upon senior cops like Vikash Vaibhav and narrated their miseries.

The DIG who earlier instructed senior superintendent of police (SSP), Bhagalpur to conduct immediate inquiry soon after receiving the complains, today has suspended Sanjay Sartharthi, the SHO of Tilka Manjhi PS and ordered for replacing all other officers and staffs of that PS.

SSP, Ashish Bharati conducted an inquiry by city deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Rajbansh Singh into the entire episode. The city DSP in his report found the allegations against Tilka Manjhi police true and reported to SSP about his findings. On the basis of report received from SSP, DIG has taken firm action against the erring cops.

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