Press Esc to close
Tuesday 02 September 2014
News updated at 5:00 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27°C
Min : 20°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

UP cop goofs up, declares Asaram Bapu 'dead'

Sunit Kumar Singh, NEW DELHI, April 15, 2013, DHNS:

In a bizarre incident, an Uttar Pradesh Police official had posted the picture of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu on the Zonal Integrated Police Network (ZIPNET) through which police forces of seven states and the Union Territory of Chandigarh share data regarding missing persons, unidentified bodies and stolen vehicles.  

In the first week of April, an official from Aligarh uploaded a photograph of Asaram Bapu as an unidentified dead body while practising on ZIPNET, a pilot project of the Delhi Police which connects police forces of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh.

The police official while practising the uploading of information erroneously uploaded the photograph of Asaram Bapu displaying it as an unidentified dead body found in Civil Lines in Aligarh. But he could not remove the photograph.


“Due to security reasons, administrator of State Crime Record Bureau of the Delhi Police has rights for any deletion,” Commissioner of Delhi Police Neeraj Kumar said.
The police official, who made the mistake, kept quiet and did not inform anyone. As a result, the photograph remained there for two days till it was brought to the notice of the Delhi Police on April 5.

Kumar said followers of Asaram Bapu threatened to launch an agitation, and relented only after assurances were made by a senior official to get the photograph deleted and to ensure that such mistakes do no recur.

Taking note of the mistake and facing embarrassment, the official said that this incident has seriously “undermined the integrity and popularity of ZIPNET”.

The commissioner issued a circular to the authorised personnel handling the ZIPNET in which he stated that such mistakes can not only cause acute embarrassment but “lead to serious law and order and communal problems”.

He directed them not to use pictures of any living person or deity or religious leaders and political figures while practising the web-based programme. “In case if there is any mistake, they must inform the Delhi Police immediately,” Kumar stated.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
President Pranab Mukherjee grants degree to a student at the 14th convocation of the University...

President Pranab Mukherjee grants degree to a student at the 14th convocation of the University...

Fireworks on the occasion of 410th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy...

Fireworks on the occasion of 410th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy...

Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe anti-imperialist day in Kolkata on...

Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe anti-imperialist day in Kolkata on...

Flood water flows through Srisailam dam after its four crest gates were opened in Kurnool on...

Flood water flows through Srisailam dam after its four crest gates were opened in Kurnool on...

BJP president Amit Shah during a visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram on...

BJP president Amit Shah during a visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio...

Actress & BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher speaks during a seminar on...

Actress & BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher speaks during a seminar on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a toast during a banquet...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a toast during a banquet...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi prays in a temple during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi prays in a temple during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a village hut during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli on...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a village hut during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli on...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523