Delay in registration of case: SHO suspended

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New Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI) A Station House Officer (SHO)was suspended here today following delay in registration of acase of armed robbery after policemen fought over jurisdictionfour days ago.

Kailash Kukreti, SHO of west Delhi''s Keerti Nagarpolice station who was first transfered to Police Lines onSaturday following the incident, has been suspended, a seniorpolice official said.

Businessman Vikas Khanna (41) had difficult times toget a case registered and police help after he was waylaid byfour motorcyclists and robbed off Rs 15 lakh in Keerti Nagararound 11 am.

"He was on his way to his deposit the cash at a nearbyIndian Overseas bank. He got out of his car to drop hisdaughter at her tuition centre when the men stopped them andheld him at gunpoint after which they asked him to part withthe cash bag," the official said.

Initially, the Keerti Nagar police station refused toregister the case or take any action claiming that theincident took place in the jurisdiction of another policestation.

"Commissioner B K Gupta had warned that harsh actionwill follow if policemen squabble over jurisdiction ratherthan attending to cases," the official said.

Addressing the annual press conference early thismonth, Gupta had said that policemen will have to face harshaction if they fight over jurisdiction and do their duty. PTISJY

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