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FIR by cop against husband backfires

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Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 29

An FIR alleging cruelty and breach of trust lodged by a head constable against her husband has virtually boomeranged. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the police to look into her source of funds.

The direction came after the Bench was told that the head constable had two cars, one of which was plying without permanent registration for almost eight years. The fact was brought to Justice Tejinder Singh Dhindsa's notice by the state counsel, who initially submitted that the petitioner-husband had surrendered before the investigating agency one of the cars, allegedly purchased by the complainant-wife.

"It would be expected from the employer/police authorities concerned to even look into the aspect as to how a 2012-model car under the ownership of the complainant has been plied on the basis of a temporary number... It ought also to be looked into as to whether the complainant had taken prior permission from the employer as regards purchase of two motor vehicles as also her source of funds keeping in view that she is holding the post of a head constable," Justice Dhindsa asserted.

The husband, Bhagwan Dass, had moved the High Court, seeking anticipatory bail in the FIR dated June 15, 2019, registered for criminal breach of trust and subjecting a woman to cruelty under Sections 406 and 498-A of the IPC at women police station in Patiala district. His counsel contended that he had initially filed a complaint against his wife in January last year.



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