AFSO, police accused of harassment

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 31

Days after a woman was booked by the police for allegedly slapping an Assistant Food and Civil Supply Officer (AFSO) Mohanjit Singh, the woman today accused the police of harassing her and acting under political pressure.

The case

Parwinder Kaur held a press conference on Monday and alleged that she was forced to name another AFSO-rank officer in the case, but she refused, thus a case was registered against her. She had accused Mohanjit of physical harassment for rectifying her blue card, which was wrongly shifted in Verka area. She said she made rounds of the District Food and Civil Supply Department for making the necessary correction, but they asked me to meet Mohanjit for the same. She alleged the official called her at the department's godown on Loharka road where he harassed her. When she resisted, Mohanjit threatened her.

Parwinder Kaur held a press conference on Monday and alleged that she was forced to name another AFSO-rank officer in the case, but she refused, thus a case was registered against her.

She had accused Mohanjit of physical harassment for rectifying her blue card, which was wrongly shifted in Verka area. She said she made rounds of the District Food and Civil Supply Department for making the necessary correction, but they asked me to meet Mohanjit for the same. She alleged the official called her at the department’s godown on Loharka road where he harassed her. When she resisted, Mohanjit threatened her.

Parwinder said she had filed a complaint with Gwal Mandi police chowki in this regard, but it did not take necessary action. She said she also wrote to the DGP, the Women Commission and the Police Commissioner, but nothing happened. Disturbed over this, she had slapped him near his office. She alleged when the police arrested her, they forced her to name another AFSO.

Mohanjit denied all the allegations and added Parwinder was doing all this at the behest of another AFSO-rank officer. He said the police have registered a case against her and further investigation was under progress. “There is a conspiracy to defame me and whosoever is behind this, should be taken to task,” he said. Assistant SI Sushil Kumar (Investigating Officer) refuted the allegations.

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