Frazer Town rape: Inspector arrested for holding up FIR

Pulakeshi Nagar Inspector Mohammed Rafiq, who has been booked under section 166a of the IPC for failing to register a rape case in Bangalore’s Frazer Town, has been arrested by Halasoor Police on Friday.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Halasoor Sub division) G.B. Manjunath, who is investigating the case, questioned Mr. Rafiq for more than tow hours. The Inspector was later let out on conditional bail.

Mr. Rafiq was accused of not only delaying the filing of an FIR in the rape case but also allegedly tried to dilute the issue. The victim brought it to the notice of the City Police Commissioner, who ordered the Jurisdictional ACP to conduct aninquiry in this regard.

The preliminary inquiry revealed that Mr. Rafiq was guilty following which he was kept under suspension. On Thursday, an FIR was filed against him in the same police station where he was working.

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