Retired IPS officer on bail violating court order: wife

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Ranchi, Sep 18 (UNI) A top retired IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh accused of several criminal cases, including domestic violence, has been absconding for the last nine months and his wife has waged a legal war against him seeking a logical conclusion to the trauma he inflicted on her.

Rajendra Chatturvedi, an IPS of 1967 batch retired as Additional Director General Police, Bhopal, three years ago, has several cases against him, his wife said over phone from Bhopal.

''My police-turned-criminal husband is accused of several cases including one under the Wild Life Act for possessing two leopard skins, second for possessing double-bore Greiner Gun under the Armed License Act, third for cheating on various banks and fourth under the Domestic Violence Act,'' she said.

Ms Chaturvedi filed a case against her husband at Maila police station.

He was granted bail early this year with the court asking him not to leave Bhopal without prior clearance from the court.

She said her husband had been missing since January and his phones' records proved that he was moving freely in Kolkata, Assam, Ranchi, Patna and Hazaribagh during the said period, flouting the court's order.

Ms Chaturvedi recently sent a faxed message to Superintendent of Police in Ranchi asking him how a person could violate the court order and stay in Ranchi circuit house for a long time.

She wrote to him that her husband had run away with all original documents of their flat in Delhi's Sukhdev Vihar and urged him to help retrieve them.

She said she had also approached the National Commission for Women to file a complaint against him under the Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

Narrating some other criminal offences committed by her husband, she said one Mahto in Bhopal filed 18 cases as he had not returned the sum of Rs 5 lakh which he took from him.

Chatturvedi also took Rs 50,000 from Standard Chartered Bank, Bhopal and non-payment of the money forced the bank to contemplate legal action against him.

Besides, similar reports of forgery and fraudulence was reported from Vijaya Bank, she added.

During Chaturvedi's tenure in office at Rewa, he was allegedly involved in molesting wife of a constable after which the constable committed suicide. A case was pending at the Jabbalpur High Court in this regard, she said.

''My lawyer will be seeking cancellation of his bail as he had been violating the law at will,'' she said.

UNI

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