Uttar Pradesh: Police Pass Sangeet Som ‘Beating’ Case to Criminal Branch | News from Meerut

MEERUT: More than 50 days after filing an FIR, Chief Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prabhakar Chaudhary has transferred a poll-related case of former BJP MP Sangeet Som to the crime branch.
Som was accused of “beating” the speaker from polling booth number 131 in the Salawa area of ​​Sardhana during voting for the assembly elections in Meerut on February 10. question due to the influence of the BJP leader”. Police said Som had been an MP for 10 years in the area and a “fair investigation may not be possible”.
“There was no officer ready to act as an investigator (IO) in the case. So it was passed on to the criminal branch,” an official from Meerut Police Lines added.
The ex-Sardhana MP was also accused of taking away the cameras installed in the voting booths after his supporters alleged the slowness of voting at the centre.
Calling the offenses “recognizable,” police had filed an FIR against Som and his supporters under ICC Articles 323 (willfully injuring), 188 (disobeying an order duly issued by an official) and 353 (assault or criminal force to dissuade a civil servant from carrying out his duties).
SP (rural) Keshav Kumar said it was all part of “respecting protocol”. He added: “When an FIR is filed by the police, there is always a chance that the investigation will be influenced because the OI works under the thana SHO. So we transfer these cases to the crime branch for a better investigation. It’s standard procedure.”

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