Shimla, Aug 24
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today defended the Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu after he was blamed by a High court lawyer Jyotika Sharma for involving her in a police case by acting as ‘Thanedar’ as the complaint was pending before Himachal Pradesh High court bar association.
Addressing media person here today Chief Minister Thakur said that Kundu went to Ashram or worship place on his directions as a complaint was made to CM by the members of Ramkrishan Mission against the accused lawyer for creating nuisance.
“When I was contacted time and again on the matter related to Hindu religious place, Kundu was asked by me to probe the matter himself” Chief minister told Media person today.
“It was unfortunate that the accused came on the spot and created nuisance in the religious place in his presence as she was carrying dogs which entered in the worship place which is not good precedence in the Devbhumi.”
Meanwhile, in a meeting convened by the HPHSBA today as many as 100 to 120 bar members attented the proceedings which was held in the afternoon on Tuesday. A video clipping submitted by Joyitka Sharma along with complaint showing DGP on spot was played during the meeting. Thereby the bar members decided to hand over a memorandum to the Government of India, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister, Chief Secretary and acting chief justice of Himachal Pradesh for taking cognizance in the matter.
On Monday Ms Sharma had submitted a complaint to HPHCBA against the DGP for involving her in a frivolous case and behaving as if he is Thanedar.
A notice had also issued by the President of HPHCBA Nareshwer Singh Chandel on receiving of complaint from Jyotika Sharma who is Advocate and member HP High Court Bar Association.
The complainant alleged that the DGP Himachal Pradesh Sanjay Kundu has misbehaved with her and has falsely implicated her in a case under sections 107 & 151 of Cr.PC.
Bar President, Chandel, said that there was a dispute on the ashram property where the complainant’s father is a trusty. DGP Kundu apparently called the complainant to a temple in the ashram last Saturday on the pretext of solving the issue. When she reached there, he allegdly humiliated her.
Himachal Pradesh Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu said that case against the Jyotika Sharma was registered as per the law.
Responding to media query Kundu said that she is accused as per law. “Cases are going against her and her father for cheating, forgery, trespass etc. in criminal courts.” Kundu said . He further added that she goes to the sacred temple daily with her dog and terrifies the priests.
What is the matter
Matter is partaining to a old property which belonged to Braham Samaj, is located near AG Office Shimla and Vidhan Sabha. The property has a heritage ashram and about five bigha land in the heart and posh area of town.
For many years the property was in occupation or possession of trust members of Brahma Sammaj but recently the possession of this property was handed over to Ram Krishna Mission. Last care taker of this trust was a woman but the National trust of Kolkata decided to handed over its possession and care taking to Ram Krishna Mission.
The local caretakers and trustees have now reportedly challenged the handing over of this property in the court and matter is under dispute.