Now, victim doesn’t want action against AIG

Amritsar, November 4: The woman who had accused AIG Randhir Singh Uppal of sexually harassing her has now given a written statement to the local police stating that she does not want any action against the officer.

Confirming the development, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Lakhbir Singh said they had stopped looking for the AIG after the victim gave her fresh statement on Thursday.

He, however, said despite the development, it would not be easy to quash the case against the AIG as they had got the victim’s statement recorded before the court.

Earlier on September 28, Uppal and his aides Parminder Singh and Jaskaran Singh were booked on the charges of rape, sexual harassment and criminal intimidation. They were booked following a probe by IG (Crime) Vibhu Raj. The police had even issued a lookout circular against him on September 30.

A student of a local law college, the woman had accused the AIG, posted in Chandigarh, of sexually harassing her for several months. The officer had refuted the allegations, while pointing out that the girl’s mother was known to him and her family urged him to keep a watch on her as she had fallen in bad company. He said he used to call her up and ask her to mend her ways. The victim, on the other hand, had handed over his recorded phone calls with her to the media and the police.

Source Tribune India

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