Arms Act case: Rajasthan police suspends wrestler Naina from sub-inspector post
The action was taken against her after she was allegedly found to be in possession of unlicensed firearms.
JAIPUR: Trainee sub-inspector Naina Kanwal, who was selected for Rajasthan Police from the sports quota in 2022, has been suspended by the police headquarters.
The action was taken against her after she was allegedly found to be in possession of unlicensed firearms. The flat of Naina, who is a Haryana Kesari and an international wrestler, was recently raided in Rohtak by Delhi Police in connection with a kidnapping case, during which two unlicensed pistols were found in her possession.
The Rohtak Police have registered a case against Naina under the Arms Act, and she is currently being interrogated in custody.
Naina, who hails from the village of Sutana in Panipat district of Haryana, has been practicing wrestling since 2018 while living in Rohtak.
She had taken a flat on rent in Suncity Heights for this purpose. The Delhi Police had come to Rohtak in search of a wanted person named Sumit Nandal in connection with the kidnapping case, and on the basis of his location, they raided Naina’s flat. It was during this raid that the unlicensed pistols were found in Naina’s possession, leading to her arrest and suspension.
Naina’s family has a background in wrestling, with her father and mother both having served as sarpanch of their village, and her brother also being fond of the sport.
Naina’s family had always dreamed of her achieving success in sports, and her selection for the Rajasthan Police from the sports quota was a step towards fulfilling that dream. However, the recent incident has raised questions about her fitness to serve as a law enforcement officer.