Early Times Report
jammu, Apr 17: A police officer is allegedly patronising trouble makers, who create 'nuisance' outside Community Health Centre (CHC), Mahore, and abuse medical staff, including the Block Medical Officer (BMO), for raising voice against them.
The BMO said despite his written complaint against the police officer, no action had so far been taken against him.
In the complaint made by BMO to the MLA, Gulabgarh, he has alleged that the concerned police officer had been harassing him. He has also requested the MLA to get him transferred to some other place.
The copies of the complaint have also been forwarded to the concerned deputy commissioner and SSP.
As per the complaint, the first incident occurred in April 2016 when some persons had manhandled Dr Mehrajudin when he was performing his duties in a ward of CHC, Mahore.
"After lodging complaint, the doctor resumed his duties, but unfortunately miscreants again came and manhandled him. Some female employees were also injured in the attack," the BMO's complaint alleged and added that the doctor had contacted him on telephone and conveyed that he was going to leave the job as he was not feeling safe at Mahore.
"I brought this incident to the notice of the concerned police officer who, in turn, used harsh language and refuse to entertain my complaint," BMO alleged, saying that the FIR was later lodged against the miscreants on the intervention of a senior police officer of Mahore.
d that after one month of this incident, ie in May 2016, four people had attacked him in his office, injuring him and his female staff.
Police fails to act
The fourth incident occurred on January 13, 2017, when a group of 10-12 persons allegedly manhandled and misbehaved the BMO and also abused the female staff on duty. When police dragged feet in this case and did not reach the spot, situation took an ugly turn.
"When I called police, the police officer took me to a side and warned me not to file the FIR against the accused, otherwise he will register FIR against me, as a senior police officer desires so," alleged BMO.
"However, when I took the stand, the police officer was forced to register the FIR," he claimed.
The third incident occurred on the night of December 24, 2016, when some persons entered CHC, Mahore, and manhandled the medical staff. "We approached police again, but they failed to take action," alleged BMO.
The fourth incident occurred on January 13, 2017, when a group of 10-12 persons allegedly manhandled and misbehaved with the BMO and also abused the female staff on duty. When police dragged feet in this case also and did not reach the spot, he had to fire aerial shots to scare them off, he alleged.
He alleged that in February this year, a miscreant entered the CHC premises under the influence of liquor and abused the staff, creating nuisance.
"When the on-duty medical officer reported the matter to me and the senior officer, the latter asked the concerned officer to take action against the miscreant, but instead of taking action against him, he abusing the medical staff and used unparliamentarily language," alleged BMO.
It was also alleged that the officer was not allowing them to park the CHC ambulances on the road.