SHOs in line of fire for booze trade, crime rise – Times of India

PATNA: Rampant liquor smuggling, poor law and order and dereliction of duty are giving tough time to station house officers of various police stations in the city. They are either being attached to police lines or suspended by senior officers.

The latest to face the music is SHO of Bypass traffic police station Ravindra Ram, who was attached to police lines by DIG (central range) Rajesh Kumar on Friday. The DIG said the SHO had failed to tackle traffic blockade on national highway besides miserably failing to stop policemen from extorting drivers. “He was also found absent during VIP movement on several occasions,” the DIG said, adding departmental proceedings have been initiated against the police officer.

On Thursday, Patna zonal IG Nayyar Hasnain Khan had sacked Sanjeev Shekhar Jha, SHO of Patliputra Colony police station, for not lodging FIR for 36 days of a woman whose four-year-old son was sexually exploited by two youths.

On May 16, Fatuha police station SHO Sujeet Kumar was suspended after a local RJD neta and onion wholesaler Pappu Gope alias Pappu Yadav (44) was shot dead near his residence at Fatuha Bazaar under Fatuha police station.

Kumar was suspended within a week of suspension of his wife Neelmani, the then SHO of Women’s police station. Patna SSP Manu Maharaaj had suspended Neelmani for not lodging FIR of a Delhi-based girl who had reached Patna to search her lover Intequab Anwar alias Moon of Sabjibagh.

On May 14, Jakkanpur police station SHO Amrendra Kumar Jha was suspended after five persons were arrested while consuming liquor inside the operation theatre of Sai Emergency Hospital at a stone’s throw distance from the police station. The IG has ordered an inquiry against Jha. Later, the IG transferred all 35 personnel of the police station.

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