Meerut: Dowry harassment case against IPS officer

AMIT SHARMA
The officer is posted with the PAC in Delhi. The wife works with a private firm in Gurgaon, Haryana. (Representational Image)

A case of murderous assault and harassment for dowry has been lodged against a 2015-batch IPS officer from Meerut and his parents by the officer s wife at Meerut s Nauchandi police station. The FIR was lodged at our police station. The women s police station at Civil Lines will take further action. Our job will be to provide the assistance required, Neeraj Kumar Singh, in-charge of Nauchandi police station, told The Indian Express over telephone.

The case has been registered under IPC Sections 498-A (dowry harassment) and 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), the police said.

The officer is posted with the PAC in Delhi. The wife works with a private firm in Gurgaon, Haryana.

The FIR states that they both come from Meerut and got married on November 27, 2015.

The FIR states: My father gave an Audi car, jewellery and many household articles at the time of marriage but my physical and mental harassment began within a month (of wedding)…. On the night of April 30, my husband brutally beat me…my in-laws remained mute spectators. They were pressing me to bring Rs 5 crore more from my father; he is no position to give (that amount).

The IPS officer and the woman could not be contacted.

Meerut Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Narain Singh said: This is a serious charge. We will talk to the higher-ups for arrest of those named in FIR if investigations find them guilty.