JAMMU: A case under FIR No. 4/2016 under section 5(1) (d) r/w sec 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006 Section, Section 4-A J&K (Amended) PC Act 2014 and section 120-B, 342, 347, 509 RPC was registered in PS VOJ against Sh. Zubeer Mirza, DySP the then SDPO Arnas and Sh. Ranjeet Singh, the then SHO P/s Arnas on the basis of verification conducted into the allegations of wrongful confinement of complainant Sh. Gopal Singh and his family members on frivolous and stage managed charges and subsequent release after demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 50000/- and Rs 70000/- respectively by SDPO and SHO Arnas revealed that on 15.9.2014, the complainant was taken into custody from his residence by SHO P/s Arnas on so leveled allegations that the marriage of his son with Ms. Renu Devi was illegal as she was pregnant prior to her formal marriage with his son.
Verification has further revealed that the complainant along with daughter-in-law namely Ms. Reenu Devi and her father were produced before SDPO Arnas Sh. Zubeer Mirza by SHO P/S Arnas Sh. Ranjeet Singh where one Dr Mushtaq known to the complainant pleaded for their release, however, the SDPO and SHO made demand of Rs. 2 lacs for their release which was negotiated to Rs. 1.20 lacs. Under compelling circumstances, Dr Mushtaq paid Rs 20000/- out of his own pocket in cash on spot to SDPO Sh. Zubeer Mirza. Thereafter, on the interference of Sr. Officers, complainant and other detunes were released on 16.9.2014 from illegal/wrongful confinement.
In view of the above and of the evidence on record it is prima facie established that the above named police officer/official of Sub Division Arnas in blatant abuse of their official position and in active connivance and in league with each other demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs 20000/- from the complainant in order to release the complainant and his family members from illegal confinement. The investigation of the case has been taken up.
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