July 12, 2015 1:48:30 am
The employer of the 23-year-old domestic help, who was allegedly raped by assistant sub-inspector Jaiveer Singh, has claimed that the ASI was the “investigating officer” in a case lodged against him.
The accused police officer would visit his house “three times a week” and demand a “bottle of whisky” each time, while occasionally taking home “vegetables” and “milk”, the victim’s employer, Arun Kumar Virodhi, has alleged.
The Indian Express spoke to Virodhi over phone. He lives in the Railway Colony in Rani Bagh, where his domestic help was allegedly raped by Singh. Virodhi claimed he was a chief commercial supervisor with the Indian Railways.
He also rubbished media reports that he had invited Singh to his house for a party.
“I never invited the accused to my home for a party. Jaiveer was the investigation officer in a case lodged against me at Punjabi Bagh police station,” he claimed.
The case was lodged under Section 308 of the IPC in April, he claimed. Asked why he didn’t approach police and complained against the investigating officer for allegedly threatening him and asking for bribes, Virodhi said, “I wanted to gather evidence against him first and then I wanted to approach police.
I had installed CCTV cameras at my house to collect evidence against him.”
CCTV footage reportedly shows the accused with a gun on the night of the incident. “I have CCTV footage of Jaiveer misbehaving,” Virodhi claimed.
Virodhi said that the investigating officer paid regular visits to his house with no official work. “He would visit my house three times a week and demand a whisky bottle every time.
I never called him for any party,” he claimed.
Virodhi said he had paid the accused Rs 90,000 as bribe and that the police officer was demanding Rs 50,000 more.
“He threatened that if I don’t give him the money, he would send me to jail for 10 years,” he claimed. Apart from the money, Virodhi claimed the accused took all vegetables from a small farm in front of his house along with milk from the cow he owns.
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