HP police book two unknown in businessman ‘threat to life’ matter
Shimla, Nov 17
More than two weeks after the alleged intimidation and complaints of threat to life by a businessman, Kangra Police booked two unknown person in the alleged matter. In the same case a dispute between Himachal Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Kundu and businessman Nishant Sharma also came fore.
Hearing the case on Thursday, the Division bench of chief Justice MS Ramachandra Rao and Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua questioned the inaction of the state government and police on the complaints of businessman Nishant Kumar Sharma, the Kanga police registered a FIR against two unanimous. According to a media release issued by the Kangra police an FIR has been registered on the complaint received from Nishant a business men belonging to Himachal, who has informed the police of having being threatened by some people by blocking his path in Bhagsunag, Dharamshala on October 27. He complained about this to Kangra Police on 28 October.
According to the police press release an FIR under sections 341, 504, 506, and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has now been registered in this case. It is worthwhile to mention that section 341 of IPC has been imposed for wrongfully blocking the way, Section 504 for abusive words, Section 506 for criminal intimidation and IPC Section 34 for involvement of two or more people.
Himachal Pradesh High court has also appointed advocate Neeraj Gupta as an amicus curie in the matter to assist the court on behalf of complaints.
A status report was filled by the SP Kanga in the matter before the high court on thursday and Advocate General Anup Rattan stated in that SDPO Jawalamukhi Vikas Dhiman ensured to register FIR with regard to the complaint made on 28.10.2023 to the Senior Superintendent of Police, Kangra, at the earliest.
The police will now investigate the allegations made in Nishant’s complaint in this matter. In this complaint, Nishant has mentioned about threatening by blocking the road, getting calls from DGP Sanjay Kundu on the same day, calling him to Shimla and some people forcing complainant to sell the company’s property. In the complaint given to SP Kangra on October 28, Nishant has stated that there is a threat to his and his family’s life.
A senior advocate of the High Court said that it will depend on the police investigation as to against whom FIR will be registered. FIR should be lodged against those whose names will appear in this case. He informed that whether a case is made against DGP or not is also the domain of the police. The police would have to conduct an impartial investigation in this matter, because the High Court is monitoring this matter, he added.
In the matter the High Court has ordered to provide police protection to the businessman’s family. Also, this matter will now be heard in the High Court on 22nd November.
Citing a Supreme Court case, the High Court said that any such complaint should be immediately investigated by registering an FIR.
Noteworhty, that as per the complainant on August 25, there was a fatal attack on Nishant Sharma’s family in the courtyard of their house in Noida. Nishant and his two and a half year old son were injured in it. The CCTV footage is also available. Haryana Police is investigating this matter. Nishant said in a press conference that the Noida attack accused has links with retired bureaucrats from Himachal. Therefore, after Noida, on October 27, his road was blocked at Bhagsunag in Dharamshala and he was threatened.
After Bhagsunag incident Nishant stated in the complaints that DGP Sanjay Kundu called him repeatedly to Shimla, while he did not commit any crime. Similar calls were also received from other local police officers to Nishant.
In the matter, DGP Kundu has lodged an FIR in Chhota Shimla on 4th November. After this FIR, Nishant gave another complaint to SP Shimla and demanded registration of FIR against DGP.
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