UT Police uploads FIR copy, removes when confronted

Terming the gangrape of a 17-year-old girl as 'sensitive', the department made a major blooper by uploading a copy of the FIR on its official website. To add to the 'reckless' attitude of the UT Police, the DSP handling the case was unaware of the goof-up. When told about the same, Ashish Kapoor (DSP Central) ordered his subordinates to remove the copy of FIR from the official website of the Chandigarh Police.

When asked as to why the FIR was allowed to be made public, Kapoor said, "It was a mistake." The FIR had many personal details of the victim, including her name, address and phone number.

"As per a Supreme Court guideline, in no manner the identity of a rape victim should be disclosed. It is unfortunate that the UT Police uploaded the entire FIR which had all the information about the victim. This was a very sensitive case and such an attitude of the UT police indicates their level of seriousness," said Berjeshwar S Jaswal, counsel of the victim. Jaswal added, "I will take this issue to the court and will also demand an inquiry into the matter. I even doubt whether the SSP has any control over his team. We demand action against the concerned officers."

When confronted, SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill said, "It is not possible that the FIR would have been made public. I will look into the matter." When told that the FIR has been removed now, Gill said, "We will be more careful in future."

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