Police station staff transferred over complaints of irregularities

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Ambala, July 18 (PTI) Fifteen officials at a police station here were transferred following complaints of irregularities vis-à-vis the handling of a rape case, officials said on Sunday.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Hamid Akhtar ordered the transfer of 15 officials at the Naraingarh Mahila police station on Saturday while its SHO and a sub-inspector were placed under suspension for allegedly changing the statement of a rape victim in an FIR.

The rape victim's family had sent a complaint to Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij and State Director General of Police Manoj Yadava in this regard, demanding action against the officers for allegedly giving benefit to the accused in the case.

The SP ordered an inquiry of the case by DSP, Barara Rajnish Kumar, they said.

Also, the head constable of the police station was suspended for allegedly demanding bribe from an elderly woman to not harass her in a complaint filed against her by her daughter-in-law.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police, Ambala Range, Bharti Arora has ordered to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into the irregularities, police said. PTI COR SUN MGA MGA

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