Rajasthan: NGO head held over ‘threat’ to public servants, household says framed

Police in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district have arrested a 62-year-old man, state president of an NGO known as ‘Public Against Corruption Society Rajasthan’, for prices together with allegedly threatening public servants, misbehaving with ladies healthcare staff and disobedience of order of a public servant.

Family members of 62-year-old Devendra Singh Faujdar allege that he has been ‘framed’ in a false case owing to the truth that he raised points pertaining to public curiosity and highlighted shortcomings within the public healthcare system in Bharatpur.

“My father has been framed in a false case because he has been constantly raising issues of public interest and exposed shortcomings in the local healthcare system. This is a wrongful and prejudiced attempt to incarcerate and intimidate an individual for demanding basic human rights in times of medical needs on behalf of people who don’t have a voice to do so for themselves,” mentioned Vaishnavi, Faujdar’s daughter.

According to the police, Faujdar was arrested on Thursday, whereas an FIR towards him was registered at Lakhanpur police station on June three beneath sections together with these pertaining to outraging modesty of ladies.

Faujdar, who was vocal on Facebook and recurrently performed FB reside periods, had final month streamed a video exterior the first well being centre in Hantra, Bharatpur, the place he confirmed empty liquor bottles mendacity exterior the ability. Following the video, the Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Bharatpur issued a present trigger discover to the in-charge of the PHC.

“The state president of Public Against Corruption Society Rajasthan Bharat (sic) has issued a video on Facebook media and has informed that the PHC Hantra has become a den of alcoholics, the staff is alcoholic and he has also shown empty liquor bottles in the video. He has asked the state government to immediately suspend such staff and depute others,” says the present trigger discover issued by Bharatpur CMHO Kaptan Singh.

Documents present that in different cases as nicely, the CMHO had issued present trigger notices to well being division officers on the idea of different movies shot by Faujdar.

In a letter addressed to the Bharatpur district collector on June 1, Faujdar had alleged CMHO Singh of threatening him over WhatsApp that he can be framed in false circumstances and a case can be lodged by ladies healthcare staff.

Two days later, police registered an FIR on the idea of Singh’s criticism. The FIR mentioned that three ladies healthcare staff together with ANMs had submitted an utility saying that Faujdar abused them and behaved indecently with them. It additionally mentioned that because of uncalled and insulting remarks made by Faujdar, the morale of the well being division employees has gone down.

The FIR added that Faujdar has twisted info and offered them in his Facebook reside periods, made movies of ladies healthcare employees and that his allegations about dismal healthcare companies have been contradicted by native public representatives.

“After recording the statements of the women, prima facie the charges were found to be true and Faujdar was arrested on Thursday and sent to judicial custody by the court. Preliminary investigation suggests that he misbehaved with women and would confront them saying why they went home and wouldn’t stay at the health centre for 24 hours. The son of one of the women had also made a video of the incident which suggested he behaved inappropriately and threatened them,” mentioned Panjab Singh, SHO, Lakhanpur police station and the investigating officer within the case.

Police mentioned that Faujdar was arrested beneath totally different sections of the IPC. Bharatpur SP Devendra Kumar Bishnoi mentioned that the allegations of Faujdar being framed are unfaithful. “The accused was arrested after due investigation were done and charges were found to be genuine,” mentioned Bishnoi.

Repeated makes an attempt to reach the CMHO by way of calls and textual content messages remained unanswered.

Faujdar’s members of the family maintained that he’s being harassed due to the movies.

“I am appalled at the deceitful nature of the arrest as he was lured to the police station on the pretext of collecting a notice,” mentioned Vaishnavi.


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