Ranchi, Sep 18 (UNI) A top retired IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh accused of several criminal cases, including domestic violece, has been absconding for the last nine months and his wife has waged a legal war seeking a logical conclusion to the trauma he inflicted on her.
Mr Rajendra Chatturvedi, an IPS of 1967 batch, retired as Additional Director General Police, Bhopal, three years ago his wife said over phone from Bhopal adding her ''police-turned-criminal'' husband was accused of several cases like Wild Life Act for possessing two leopard skins, Armed License Act for possessing double-bore Greiner Gun, cheating of various banks under 420 and Domestic Violence Act.
Ms Chaturvedi filed 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 the prior clearance from the court.
Ms Chattturvedi said since January, her husband had been missing and the Airtel and Indicom phones' records proved that he was moving freely in Kolkata, Assam, Hazaribagh, Ranchi and Patna during the said period flouting the court order.
Ms Chaturvedi recently sent a faxed mesage to Senior Superintendent of police Manabinder Singh Bhatia in Ranchi asking how a person could violate court order and stay in Ranchi circuit house for a long time and under what capacity.
She wrote to the Ranchi SSP that her husband had run away with all original documents of their flat in Delhi's Sukhdev Bihar and urged him to help retrieve them.
She said she approached National Women Commission accusing him of domestic violence and a case (8/884) harrasment and desertion by husband under Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
Narrating some other criminal offences committed by Mr Chatturvedi, she said one Mahto in Bhopal filed 18 non-bailable cases as the retired police officer had taken Rs 5 lakh and not returned them as yet.
Mr Chatturvedi also took Rs 50,000 from card in Standard Chartered Bank, Bhopal and non-payment of money led to the gross of Rs 1,5 lakh forcing the bank to contemplate legal action.
Besides, similar reports of forgery and fraudulence was reported from Vijaya Bank, she added.
During Mr Chaturvedi's tenure in office at Rewa, he was allegedly involved in molesting the wife of a constable after the constable committed suicide. Ms Chatturvedi said a case was pending at Jabbalpur High Court in this regard.
Her lawyer was moving court seeking cancellation of his bail as he had been violating law at will, she said.