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

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

Members of the family 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 as a result of he has been continually elevating problems with public curiosity and uncovered shortcomings within the native healthcare system. This can be a wrongful and prejudiced try and incarcerate and intimidate a person for demanding fundamental human rights in instances of medical wants on behalf of people that don’t have a voice to take action for themselves,” mentioned Vaishnavi, Faujdar’s daughter.

In accordance with the police, Faujdar was arrested on Thursday, whereas an FIR towards him was registered at Lakhanpur police station on June 3 below sections together with these pertaining to outraging modesty of ladies.

Faujdar, who was vocal on Fb and usually 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 Well being Officer (CMHO) Bharatpur issued a present trigger discover to the in-charge of the PHC.

“The state president of Public Towards Corruption Society Rajasthan Bharat (sic) has issued a video on Fb media and has knowledgeable that the PHC Hantra has turn out to be a den of alcoholics, the workers is alcoholic and he has additionally proven empty liquor bottles within the video. He has requested the state authorities to instantly droop such workers and depute others,” says the present trigger discover issued by Bharatpur CMHO Kaptan Singh.

Paperwork present that in different situations 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 shall be framed in false circumstances and a case shall be lodged by ladies healthcare staff.

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

The FIR added that Faujdar has twisted information and offered them in his Fb reside periods, made movies of ladies healthcare workers and that his allegations about dismal healthcare providers have been contradicted by native public representatives.

“After recording the statements of the ladies, prima facie the fees have been discovered to be true and Faujdar was arrested on Thursday and despatched to judicial custody by the court docket. Preliminary investigation means that he misbehaved with ladies and would confront them saying why they went house and wouldn’t keep on the well being centre for twenty-four hours. The son of one of many ladies had additionally made a video of the incident which instructed 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 below completely 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 have been carried out and costs have been discovered to be real,” mentioned Bishnoi.

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

Faujdar’s relations maintained that he’s being harassed due to the movies.

“I’m appalled on the deceitful nature of the arrest as he was lured to the police station on the pretext of gathering a discover,” mentioned Vaishnavi.

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