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Gujarat: Woman cop says DSP forced her to accuse SP of sexual harassment

A woman police sub-inspector (PSI) in Kutch district of Gujarat on Saturday claimed that a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) forced her to level allegations of sexual harassment against Kutch (East) SP. Yesterday, a letter of the PSI, where she had made allegations of sexual harassment and torture against the SP had surfaced. “I was forced by a DSP to write a letter against Kutch (East) SP G V Barot,” she told reporters at Gandhidham in Kutch district. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”The DSP asked me to do so to put mental pressure on the SP who is monitoring a cheating complaint filed at A-Division police station in Gandhidham against the DSP’s son,” she claimed. “The DSP had forced me to write a complaint letter against the SP even when I told him that I did not want to do so. He wanted to clear the name of his son against whom a case is lodged on the charge of forging papers to sell a doctor’s property,” she further claimed. “The DSP had blackmailed me to write the letter because of a mistake committed by me during the investigation of domestic violence case after which he had threatened to suspend me”, the PSI added. “During investigation in the domestic violence case, I had said there was no criminal case after which the DSP threatened to suspend me as the man against whom the case was filed later killed his wife. In order to save my job, I decided to write the letter as per the DSP’s instruction,” she claimed. The DSP could not be reached for comment despite several attempts. In the letter addressed to the Director General of Police and Gujarat Chief Minister Anadiben Patel, the PSI had made allegations of sexual harassment and torture against SP G V Barot. The complainant has threatened to commit suicide if no action was taken against the SP who she claimed forced her into sexual relationship with him and later, forced her to abort her child with the help of another PSI. When contacted, SP Barot termed the allegations as “highly irresponsible and senseless”. “When asked during investigation, she accepted it was her mistake,” he said. On asked if action will be taken against the PSI, the SP said action will be taken as per instructions from the Gujarat home department.