FIRs & allegations as HP DGP and businessman engage in a high profile feud
Shimla, Nov 9
The State Home Department and Law enforcement agencies in Himachal Pradesh are virtually affixed in a brewing controversy after registration of a FIR against a businessman belonging to Palampur and Gurugram by the state Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu and the mounting pressure on the SP Shimla and SP Kangra to lodge counter FIR against the DGP on the complaint of the businessman.
Chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu who also holds the portfolio of Home and is currently taking health services in AIIMS, though also has been looking after the official matters online didn’t seize over this brewing controversy or the high profile spat drawing the attention of public at large.
On Wednesday Chief Secretary Prabodh Saxena faced volley of media queries on the issue. He announced that state Criminal Investigation Department would make assessment if security cover should be extended to Businessman Nishant Sharma on his complaint.
Chief secretary said that the State government gets many complaints and like always will try to investigate and after a enquiry, any desired action maybe taken. He said that in this matter a discreet enquiry is being done. Adding that if the probe would find anything against the DGP, action would also be taken as per the law.
The issue took sudden turn of a public feud between the two (DGP and businessman) as Businessman Nishant Kumar Sharma resident of Palampur in Kangra district addressed a press conference at Palampur and lodged a complaint with SP Kangra alleging inevitable threat to him and family’s life and property. The issue came afore recently when the DGP Sanjay Kundu lodged a FIR in a police station in Shimla.
Documents in possession with us, reveals that the said incident in which both the parties are claiming victim and accuse each other with perpetrating offences, began from October 27, 2023 when allegedly telephone calls were made to Nishant Kumar Sharma on behalf of DGP and he failed to respond and was followed by passing of some electronic message.
Complaint was lodged by Nishant Kumar Sharma on the this issue to SSP Kangra on October 28 after alleged threatening attempts by a few goons at Bhagsunag in Meclodganj in Dharmshala. In the similar complaint the businessman also mentioned about the alleged calls and phone numbers, of the DGP office and DSP and SHO Palampur. He also mentioned about a ‘Whatss app’ messaged by allegedly SHO Palampur. A complaint of similar nature was also sent to DGP Sanjay Kundu by Nishant Kumar Sharma after October 27 alleged incident of calls by the state police to the businessman. The copy of the complaint in the matter was also sent to Prez and PM of India, Guv & CM, Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh and Secretary home.
On Nov 5 a FIR was lodged at police station Shimla against the businessmen which was rebutted by the businessman. Responding to allegations of alleged calls made to this businessman and above acquisitions, the DGP has moved a complaint in the police station, terming the matter rubbish.
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