Chhattisgarh: SP eliminated after driver accuses him of assault; he denies

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday issued directions to take away the Superintendent of Police of Narayanpur after the officer’s driver alleged that the SP had assaulted him bodily and verbally.

The accused SP, U Uday Kiran, denied the costs and claimed that he had solely reprimanded constable Jaylal Netam, who was posted as his driver.

Netam, who comes from a tribal neighborhood, was on Monday admitted to Narayanpur district hospital after he complained of ache.

He instructed the media: “He (SP Uday Kiran) abused me, scolded me and then hit me – he said I had not cleaned the car properly. He has been abusive in the past, too.”

On Monday evening, Uday Kiran was faraway from his submit in Narayanpur and hooked up to the headquarters in Raipur as assistant I-G. Doctors from the hospital mentioned no exterior accidents have been discovered on Netam’s physique. “His condition is stable. He complained of pain, so we are keeping him under observation,” a health care provider mentioned.

Baghel tweeted on Monday night, “Police officers are expected to deal strictly with criminals. It is not excusable to beat up a subordinate employee by being inappropriate. Instructions have been issued to remove the Superintendent of Police of Narayanpur who behaved in an uncontrolled manner.”

Collector Dharmesh Sahu mentioned, “The Adivasi Samaj has given a memorandum mainly over three points, including the alleged incident of assault on the driver. Further action will be taken after investigation into all these issues.”

Members of the Sarva Adivasi Samaj met Netam on the hospital and guaranteed him of assist and assist, mentioned Sonu Korram, chief of Narayanpur district unit of the organisation. “We have also submitted a complaint at SC/ST police station, seeking an FIR under provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against the officer,” Korram instructed the media.

Netam has additionally submitted a written criticism in opposition to Kiran to Chhattisgarh Anusuchit Janjati Shaskiya Sevak Sangh, an organisation of presidency staff belonging to ST communities, in search of its assist to get justice.

An IPS officer of 2015 batch, Udan Kiran was earlier accused of assaulting ladies sportspersons, their coach, and a former MLA of Mahasamund in 2018. On September 27, the Supreme Court had requested the state authorities to lodge an FIR in opposition to three police personnel, together with Kiran, for allegedly abusing and assaulting the then MLA and the sportspersons.