By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 30: Former City SSP AP Tiwari, who is now Tinsukia SP, rejected outright the allegations levelled against him by RTI activist Dulal Bora for 'hiding information of a stolen car'.
Dulal Bora, who filed a case (405/15) against Paul and Tiwari at Bashistha police station on April 24, 2015, was on record telling The Sentinel on April 28: "An Innova car (RJ14UA3631, engine No. 2KD9751234) was lifted from Jaipur on July 18, 2011. The owner of the car, Babulal Saini, filed a case at Masorubor police station in Rajasthan. The car was seized by the police at Jalukbari on November 15, 2014 with its number changed to AS16D3688. The ownership of the car was changed mysteriously to one Gautam Kumar Jowadwar... Jowadwar is a kin of Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) chairman Rakesh Paul. And Paul requested then City SSP Tiwari not to file any case in that connection. Paul even reminded Tiwari of his wife appearing in the APSC examition. Tiwari's wife came out successful both in the prelimiry and main examitions conducted by the APSC."
Reacting to these allegations, Tiwari said: "Bora filed the case with an ulterior motive. I have never contacted APSC chairman Rakesh Paul for any favour. My wife's result in the APSC (Mains) is negative, and as such the question of talking to anyone for the interview doesn't arise."
On the vehicle in question, the police officer said: "The vehicle isn't a stolen one, and there's no car theft case in Massorubor police station in Jaipur. This fact doesn't corroborate what Bora alleges. This apart, Gorchuk police station has conducted in an investigation in connection with the car, and the findings don't corroborate what Bora alleges."
The IPS officer further said that Guwahati Police Commissioner J Chakravarty also conducted an inquiry on the complaint lodged by Bora and submitted the report to the police headquarters and the State Government.
"A person who hasn't done anything wrong is under question because of ill-motive of someone," Tiwari rued.