olice on Sunday strongly denied charges levelled by a cop against a police officer in which he had alleged that the latter had released a drug addict after taking money from him.
Police on Sunday released a statement and said, “The said constable is a drug addict and figures as main accused as drug peddler in two NDPS cases, FIR 27/2019 of PS Nishat (challaned on 10.12.2019) and FIR 58/2020 of PS Shergarhi (under investigation).
“The said constable is running absent since his suspension 02/10/2020, so his uniform being torn by a Police Officer doesn’t arise (sic). The said constable has earlier been awarded three major punishments after the outcome of departmental enquiries ordered in his acts of indiscipline earlier.
“Azad has been placed under suspension four times during his four years tenure in Srinagar district for various violations. The said constable is a habitual offender and it is highly possible that he was under the influence of drugs even when he was addressing the press in order to gain sympathy from the general public and hide his misdeeds.
“There is a proper platform to address such grievances, if any. His going to press is testimony of him being defiant and indiscipline. JK Police being a highly disciplined organization does not ascribe to these acts of indiscipline.”