Police deny woman driver's allegations of theft, abuse

Police personnel attached to Chamundi Vanita Sahayavani, a mobile police patrolling unit to aid women, have denied the allegations of theft and abuse as charged by a woman who was booked for hitting a two-wheeler on JLB road in the city recently.

Following a complaint by the woman Samantha Anna Philip on Wednesday, ACP (KR sub-division) B T Kavitha on Thursday questioned two women police constables and the male driver attached to the patrolling unit.

Quoting their versions, the ACP told Deccan Herald, “They took her into the van after she refused to oblige our request to be seated in the vehicle to be taken to the police station. They have not stolen her valuables.”

While the policemen attached to the Lakshmipuram police station, who had gone to the spot following the incident on that day remain to be questioned, the ACP did not rule out the chances of summoning Samantha for another round of questioning, if the situation demands.

On Wednesday, Samantha had lodged a detailed complaint at the office of the ACP, levelling the allegations against the police personnel.

Samantha was driving the car along with her son, when the accident occurred near MUDA junction on JLB road on Monday. Chandrappa, a two-wheeler rider and a KSRTC driver by profession, suffered injuries, triggering public outrage for sometime. The mob restrained the car driver from coming out of her car and roughed her up, till the police arrived.
Following the allegations of drunk-driving as alleged by public, Samantha was subjected to test in K R Hospital. However, she was not drunk at that time, according to the medical report, ACP Kavita confirmed.

Cheating alleged

A man has lodged a complaint against his relative and business partner of diverting company funds to the tune of Rs 2.14 to his wife’s account, with the sole intention of cheating him.

In his complaint to Devaraja police a week ago, that came to light on Thursday, Mitesh Shah, a partner in Star Soft, a software Company at Yadavagiri in the city has accused his partner Kalpesh V Mehta of routing the said amount to his wife’s account in September.

Police said, Kalpesh, a software engineer by profession is the active partner, while Mitesh is the sleeping partner in the company. The duo, along with their relatives, were running three other companies that have now become defunct. Following which, the banks have stopped the transaction of the said companies through their accounts.

Recently, Shah found that Mehta had diverted the amount to his wife Sheetal’s account in Mysore Merchants Cooperative Bank Limited at Santhepet. A case has been registered for breach of trust.
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