Ambala: The Haryana Police has registered a case against Deputy Inspector General of Police (Vigilance) Ashok Kumar. He has been booked for assault, criminal intimidation and obscene act on a complaint from Kapil Vij. Incidentally Kapil Vij is the brother of Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij. Police said that Kapil Vij had gone Sunday afternoon to the Sirhind Club at Ambala Cantonment. He was attending the birthday party of his friend’s grandson where the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) was also present. There was a heated exchange of words between Kapil and the DIG over some issue, police sources said.
After the intervention of some persons the matter was sorted out. However, later in the evening Kapil filed a complaint against the DIG at the Ambala Cantonment Sadar police station, they said.
On an application moved Monday by Kumar, the, Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Singh granted him interim bail. Kumar’s counsel Satinder Garg said the court has granted interim bail to the DIG till Tuesday.
In his FIR, Kapil alleged that the person approached him and without any provocation. He allegedly hurled filthy abuses at him and his family when he was about to have his food. Later on Kapil came to know that he was a DIG.
Kapil said that while moving away, the senior police officer also allegedly even threatened him with dire consequences. He said that he was DIG Vigilance, Ambala, and nobody could do any harm to him.
According to police sources, after getting information of the complaint, senior police officers, including Ambala SP Hamid Akhtar reached the Ambala Sadar Police station around 10.00pm. Later a case was registered against the DIG under IPC Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 294 (obscene acts and songs).
Station House Officer (SHO), Ambala Sadar, Vijay Kumar, said Monday he had received the complaint Sunday evening. “A case has been registered against Ashok Kumar under IPC Sections 323, 506 and 294 in this regard. The matter is being investigated,” SHO said.
The DIG could not be reached for a response.