Gurugram court holds 4 Crime Branch cops guilty of ‘framing’ Cyber café owner

Gurugram court holds 4 Crime Branch cops guilty of ‘framing’ Cyber café owner

Gurugram court holds 4 Crime Branch cops guilty of ‘framing’ Cyber café owner

The false case was registered by the four cops in 2009

Gurugram, Feb. 23 (Delhi Crown): A Gurugram court on Wednesday found four local police personnel belonging to Crime Branch, including one of Sub-Inspector rank and three Constables, guilty of “framing” a Cyber Café owner in a false case of making fake ID-cards.

The quantum of punishment will be announced on March 4.

All the four were taken into custody immediately after the court announced its order.

The court found them guilty for putting a local resident in illegal detention, harassing him, demanding bribe, and trying to frame him in a false case.

Damaging the reputation of “khakhi”, the four police personnel had demanded Rs one lakh from Hansraj Rathi, who then ran a Cyber Café in Gurugram’s Rajeev Nagar area.

In the 13-year-old case, Sub-Inspector Ram Dayal, and Constables Sunil, Rajesh and Vinod, had apprehended Rathi on the charge of making fake Voter Cards and other Identity Cards.

The four had raided Rathi’s premises and picked him along with his two employees. In the lockup, Rathi was asked to cough up Rs one lakh as bribe. On refusing to give the bribe amount, Rathi and his two employees were booked by the Crime Branch, and a false case was filed against them at the Civil Line Police Station.

Rathi and his two employees managed to get bail after two months. After getting released on bail, when Rathi reopened his Cyber Café he found the CCTV footage of the raid conducted by the four police personnel on September 3, 2009, whereas the four cops had mentioned that they had conducted the said raid on Sept. 5.

Subsequently, Rathi made a complaint against the four before the then CID chief. An enquiry was ordered and the four police personnel were found at fault, after which a case was registered against them for harassing Rathi and his two employees.

Later, all the four were suspended from their respective services. Sub-Inspector Ram Dayal’s service has already superannuated.

According to Hansraj Rathi’s counsels A.K. Jain, Vipul Jain and Amit Jain, the court found the four cops guilty on four different counts – harassing an innocent civilian, demanding bribe, framing in a fake case, and physically torturing him in the lockup.

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