Lucknow: An Uttar Pradesh Police officer yesterday alleged that top officers of the force were corrupt. The state police chief dismissed his allegations as baseless and wild.
V K Sharma, posted as deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in the 38th Battalion of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) in Aligarh, charged Director General of Police A C Sharma and Etah Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ajay Mohan Sharma with seeking money for every work that was brought to them.
Sharma alleged that he was being harassed with frequent transfers and the Etah SSP was working under pressure of workers of the ruling Samajwadi Party.
The police chief’s office lashed out at the DSP and accused him of “speaking a bundle of lies”.
In a statement issued by the public relations officer of the police chief, it was said that the the DSP was making “false and wild allegations”. The statement said that in the past too the DSP had misbehaved with seniors and had been careless in work. Sharma was suspended earlier for indiscipline.
Three held for cricket betting in New Delhi
New Delhi: Three people were arrested for betting on a cricket match of the Champions League T-20 tournament played in South Africa, police said yesterday. “Rajesh Gupta, Mohd Yameen and Gopi Kishan Goyal were apprehended while betting on a match between Highveld Lions and Sydney Sixers on Sunday, near Tilak Bazar at Lahori Gate in central Delhi,” said a police officer.
The gang had taken bets for over `500,000 on the match, police said. Six mobile phones, a television and six phone SIMs have been recovered, said the officer. During the tournament, the gang handled bets for more than `5.5m, he said.
Australia state opens office in Mumbai
Mumbai: Aiming to strengthen trade with India, Australia’s state of Victoria opened its second business office in the country here yesterday.
To mark the opening, a `1bn agreement was signed between Victorian company SenSen and Mumbai’s L&T IDPL to deliver video-based, through CCTVs, data analytics technology to the latter.
The technology would be deployed at road toll posts across India and address the major problem of traffic congestion in the country.
Louise Asher, Victoria’s MP and Minister for Innovation, Services, Small Business, Tourism and Major Events, officially threw open the office at Nariman Point in south Mumbai in afternoon.