Shimla: Himachal Pradesh High Court has ordered the transfer of DGP and SP of Kangra. Actually, orders have been issued in connection with the case of alleged intimidation of a businessman. On Tuesday, embarrassing the state government, it directed to transfer Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu and Kangra Superintendent of Police Shalini Agnihotri, so that they have no chance to influence the investigation.
Chief Justice M.S. Ramachandra Rao and Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua passed the 17-page order on the complaint of Palampur-based businessman Nishant Sharma, who had alleged threat to his life and that of his family and leveled allegations against DGP Kundu, a 1989 batch IPS officer. Directing the Home Secretary, the court said, “We are of the opinion that it would be desirable that the Director General of Police of Himachal Pradesh and the Superintendent of Police of Kangra be transferred, so as to ensure that the allegations made in the FIR are impartially investigated.” There should be an investigation.”
However, the court clearly stated that they are not expressing any opinion on the merits of the parties’ claims, as the investigation is “still not complete” but in the interest of justice and to ensure the impartiality of the investigation. At the same time, keeping in mind the principle that justice should not only be done, but should also be seen to be done. After the High Court took cognizance of the case, the Kangra police had on November 17 registered an FIR against several people for wrongful restraint, intentionally causing hurt, criminal intimidation and criminal act.
Sharma, in his complaint, had alleged threats to him, his family and property from his partners and cited an incident of “brutal attack” on him in Gurugram on August 25, saying the Himachal Pradesh Police, including a former IPS officer, Two influential people were involved, who were identified in the CCTV footage. He has alleged, “I came to Palampur in Kangra district after the attack, but the DGP called me from his official number and forced me to come to Shimla and on the same day two criminals stopped me in Dharamshala and my two and a half year old Threatened to harm children and wives. “I went to the house of the Superintendent of Police in Dharamshala and told him my plight and gave him my complaint, but nothing has been done so far,” he alleged.
After the case was registered against him, he has demanded an independent investigation and registration of FIR against others including the DGP. However, the DGP has filed an FIR against Sharma, accusing him of defaming him and trying to tarnish his image by dragging his name in the complaint.