Sindhi Camp SHO removed over complaints of extortion
Jaipur: Station housing officer (SHO) of Sindhi Camp police station has been removed and sent to police lines over allegations that he was extorting vendors and travel agents around the city’s central bus stand. SHO is also under investigation after it came up that he was an investigation officer in one of the fake rape cases registered by the members of a gang. The SOG busted the gang last month and has so far arrested nine of its members including some women who used to befriend businessmen, builders and doctors and then extort them by threatening to implicate them in rape cases.
The commissioner of police issued the orders to remove SHO from duty and sent to lines and asked the deputy commissioner of police (west) to launch a departmental probe against him. The DCP will investigate his alleged involvement in extorting vendors and travel agents in Sindhi Camp area.
SHO had been promoted to the post of inspector last year. The charge of the police station has been given to SI Chiranji Lal.
Sources said that the CP office had been receiving complaints against Sharma for quite some time following which an investigation was launched. On Wednesday night, SHO received a message from the police control room that he should immediately hand over the charge to the SI.
Sources also said that SHO was deputed in Shiprapath police station from September 19, 2003 to October 4, 2014. The gang involved in blackmailing prominent people in the city had given a complaint of rape against a doctor to Shiprapath police station. The complaint was handled by him. It later came up that the doctor paid Rs 1.20 crore to the gang to withdraw the complaint.