SRINAGAR – The State Vigilance Organization has booked the personal security officer (PSO) of a former Dy Inspector General of police after finding him involved in swindling money from candidates who had applied for jobs in the police force.
According to a SVO handout, a case under FIR No. 21/2012 U/S 5(1) (a) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt 2006 and Section 161 & 420 RPC in Police Station, Vigilance Organisation Jammu was lodged against head constable Amar Pal singh No. 312/IRP IIrd Bn, Personal Security Officer of the then Dy. Inspector General of Police, Udhampur- Reasi Range.
Verification had been conducted on complaint lodged by Pritam Singh S/o Rattan Chand R/o Sirsa, Chenani, District Udhampur & others against the Head Constable.
The verification revealed that the Head Constable had demanded and accepted Rs 4,30,000/- from the complainant and others on the pretext of getting them recruited in J&K Police for which recruitment was in process in the month of April 2010, the statement rerad.
Subsequent upon notification issued from Police Headquarters, the private persons appeared in the physical endurance test conducted at Udhampur and paid bribe amount of Rs 4,30,000 to the Head Constable for selection, the statement added.
On declaration of recruitment result in November 2011, when the complainants did not find their names in the selection list they approached the Head Constable to return their money who declined to pay back the same. During enquiry, it has been established that the Head Constable by virtue of posted as PSO to DIG Udhampur-Reasi range has abused his official position and thus cheated the above mentioned complainant and others by making them to believe that he could ensure their selection as constables, the statement said.
Investigation of the case has been taken up for further probe in the matter, it added.
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