POSTED ON MARCH 27, 2022
Mahadev, a Dalit man, had made a deal regarding the sale of his house with a man named Umrao for Rs 35 lakh in Kanpur.
It was alleged that Umrao had the house registered in his name after paying only Rs 10 lakh and did not give Mahadev the rest of the amount, leading to the latter refusing to give possession of the house.
Reports suggest that on January 15 this year, Umrao and some of his associates allegedly entered Mahadev’s house through the roof and beat up his entire family. Mahadev alleged that the perpetrators had also snatched their mobile phones.
After the incident, Mahadev, a resident of the Yadav Market Chowki area, lodged a case at the Barra police station under several sections, including robbery and AC/ST.
How police turned the case against him and implicated him instead
However, after the case was registered, ACP Govind Nagar removed the sections of robbery from the FIR even as video evidence of the incident suggested otherwise.
On the contrary, police then registered a case of theft against Mahadev.
When the matter was brought to the notice of senior police officials, an inquiry was ordered, which was led by ADCP South Manish Sonkar.
Sonkar suspected the involvement of police officials in the matter.
14 cops now face action
Taking action on the basis of the investigation, DCP South Raveena Tyagi then attached 14 police personnel of a police post and ordered a departmental inquiry.
A department inquiry was ordered against 14 policemen attached to the Police Line in Kanpur for their suspected role in implicating a Dalit man in a false case.
Furthermore, the role of Barra SHO and ACP Govind Nagar in the case is also being investigated.
Many police personnel were found guilty in an investigation being carried out by ADCP South Manish Sonkar, who is probing the case of possession of a Dalit woman’s house in Barra.
Courtesy : india times
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