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Husband beats up CISF officer

Patna, Sept. 19: A man was arrested today for allegedly assaulting and intimidating his wife, a senior Central Industries Security Force (CISF) officer.

The senior officer, Jyoti Sinha, has charged her husband, Awani Kumar Sinha, with assault and intimidation. Awani, a marketing executive with a private company, was forwarded to jail today.

Jyoti, an assistant inspector-general in the CISF, Patna, lodged an FIR (No. 154/10) with the SK Puri police station yesterday accusing her husband of assaulting her with a hammer at her mother’s residence on AN Path here.

“As he was getting violent, I bolted him inside a room. When he tried to break open the door of the room, I tried to contact the police personnel posted at the control room, but in vain. Later, I sent my cook to inform the police, who rushed to the spot and took him to the police station,” she said in her complaint.

Jyoti alleged that she was earlier thrown out of her in-laws’ house.

“I have been living at my mother’s house since then. But all my household items, including jewellery, are still in a cupboard at my in-laws’ house,” Jyoti said, adding that she had filed a divorce petition after her relations with her husband strained.

Station house officer of SK Puri police station Prabhat Bhushan said Awani has been booked under Sections 498 (A), 323, 447, 504 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.

Awani, on the other hand, has sent petitions to all the senior police officials, including the director-general of police, Bihar, and the director-general of CISF, claiming that the incident occurred when he had gone to hand over money to his wife.

“Jyoti had demanded Rs 10,000 from me for some work. When I went to hand her over the money, she asked for the entire Rs 15,000 I was carrying. But I gave her Rs 10,000, as I required the rest of the amount for the treatment of my ailing mother. Infuriated over this, she abused me and asked a constable, Jitendra, to beat me up. The constable held me by my collar and pushed me on the ground. I fell unconscious for a while. When I gained consciousness, I was locked in the room,” he stated in his petition.

Awani alleged that his wife was misusing her official position to humiliate him.

“This has not happened with me for the first time. She had earlier misbehaved with me when she was posted in Delhi. A complaint was lodged at Vasant Vihar police station in this connection,” he said, demanding investigation into her relations with a Delhi police officer.

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