Shankar Choudhary

Young IPS officer in line of fire for high-handedness in Delhi

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Published: 09 October 2014

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Interestingly, South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri also met police chief B. S. Bassi and complained against Choudhary.

For 67-year-old South Delhi businessman Naveen Chandra Nirula and his family, the brush with the high-handedness of the police is something that they are unlikely to forget soon. Nirula suffered brain hemorrhage that resulted in paralysis of his right side of the body after he was allegedly threatened and manhandled by Assistant Commissioner of Police (Lajpat Nagar subdivison) Shankar Choudhary over a minor issue at the Central Market in Lajpat Nagar.It took nearly 45 days for the Nirulas to get the Delhi Police hear their grievance. Choudhary has been ordered to report in the Security wing while the official order will come in coming days, police sources said, adding that the action came after the police top brass received several complaints against Choudhary from shopkeepers as well as politicians. Narula owns a garments store for the last 45 years in the Central Market, where he was hauled up by Choudhary when he entered into a heated argument over removing garments from outside his shop. “The incident occurred on June 20 when Choudhary came in market. He threatened my father of dire consequences for disobeying his orders,” Nirula’s son Ashish told Mail Today.

Ashish claimed that the officer abused his father and ordered him to shut down the store. “My father is a patient of high blood pressure and the manhandling by the officer was too much for him. He was admitted to a hospital on the second day of the incident after he suffered a brain hemorrhage which left his right side paralysed,” Ashish said. After the incident, Ashish had written several complaints to the Delhi Police and the Ministry of Home Affairs. “Some weeks ago, we received a reply from the MHA where it sought our response before conducting a probe against Choudhary. We could not respond as my father was in hospital. Later, my wife and sister met with the DCP (South-East) on Monday and requested him to take strict action against Choudhary,” he added.

Interestingly, South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri also met police chief B. S. Bassi and complained against Choudhary on Monday. The sources said Choudhary had also misbehaved with local residents of Garhi village in Amar Colony. Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deepak Mishra on Monday asked Choudhary to submit his wireless set along with the official mobile phone, the sources said, adding that the officer was asked to report in the security wing.

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