Ghaziabad Police book women personnel for modifying FIR in a case of marital dispute registered by govt counselling centre
Counsellor Neha Chauhan filed an FIR complaining that in September, she had recommended that an FIR be filed against a husband, who had refused to attend mediation sessions where the women personnel added a section of charges without informing the complainant
The Ghaziabad Police have booked women police personnel for allegedly modifying an FIR registered in one of its police stations refered by Parivar Paramarsh Kendra, a family counselling centre set up by the government.
Counsellor Neha Chauhan filed an FIR complaining that in September, she had recommended that an FIR be filed against a husband, who had refused to attend mediation sessions.
Accordingly, an FIR was filed at the Mahila Thana in Ghaziabad on September 15 under sections 498a (cruelty by husband), 323 (voluntary hurt), 504 (insult likely to breach peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 312 (voluntarily causing woman to miscarry) of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Dowry Prohibition Act.
However, the second page was changed to add a charge related to miscarriage and this had not been reportedly revealed to Chauhan at any point
As per the case details, a husband and wife had been called to the Parivar Paramarsh Kendra for mediation and a date was fixed in July. The husband allegedly refused to appear. He also refused to attend another session in September, she said. Subsequently, an FIR was filed on Chauhan’s recommendation. The husband later obtained a copy of the recommendation letter via RTI and Chauhan learnt about the modification.
The police have now booked an FIR under sections 420 (cheating), 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant) and 120b (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.