Suicide bid by SI: departmental probe ordered against inspector

Suicide bid by SI: departmental probe ordered against inspector

Suicide bid by SI: departmental probe ordered against inspector

The city police on Tuesday ordered a departmental inquiry against Vijayanagar police station inspector Sanjeev Gowda H B, on charges of harassing and restricting his subordinate police sub-inspector Roopa Tambad from discharging her duties.

“The departmental enquiry was ordered on Tuesday. A senior police officer will conduct the inquiry and submit a report. Action will be taken based on the recommendations of the inquiry officer,” K S R Charan Reddy, Additional Commissioner of Police (West), told Deccan Herald.

“The police have not set any deadline for submitting the report. It will take about two months in such cases to submit the report,” Reddy said.

Gowda, who was transferred on Monday, is yet to be relieved from the Vijayanagar police station. He has been posted as inspector Vikasa Soudha (security), a non-executive post.

The transfer order stated that Gowda was among the six police inspectors to be transferred, keeping public interest and administrative requirements.

Meanwhile, the Rajajinagar police have registered a case against Roopa for attempting suicide at her flat in the police quarters in Rajajinagar on July 19.

“A case has been registered under IPC Section 309 (attempt to commit suicide) based on a complaint filed by the Rajajinagar police station inspector D B Vidyadhar and he will submit a report,” Reddy said. Gowda had entered adverse remarks against Roopa’s official conduct on the night of July 18 in his official diary, in connection with an old case. She had an argument with him and consumed around 25 tablets at her flat the next day. Her husband Nataraj rushed her to Suguna Hospital on Dr Rajkumar Road. She told the senior officers that she had decided to take the extreme step due to mental harassment by Gowda. Roopa was discharged from Suguna Hospital on Sunday.