'Like My Father': News Anchor Amid Row Over IPS Officer Seen Beating Wife

Madhya Pradesh police officer Purushottam Sharma justified his actions towards his spouse


The information anchor of a regional TV channel in Bhopal has filed a police grievance towards the spouse and son of an IPS (police) officer, accusing them of tarnishing her popularity.

Purushottam Sharma, a 1986 batch IPS officer, was transferred following a viral video which confirmed him thrashing his spouse, quickly after she confronted him on the anchor’s flat.

The anchor submitted a grievance towards Mr Sharma’s spouse and son on the Shahpura police station, and claimed that the IPS officer is “like a father” to her and calls her ‘beta’.

“The grievance states that her privateness and picture has suffered loads within the society and induced disrepute to her title,” Shahpura police station in-charge Jitendra Patel advised information company Press Belief of India.

The anchor has demanded that police take acceptable motion within the matter and defend her from present process “psychological torture.”

“As I’m related to journalism, I hold assembly officers and politicians very often,” she stated in her grievance.

“On Sunday (September 27), DG Purushottam Sharma known as me round 7 pm, saying he’s close to my place (residence), so I invited him over for a cup of tea,” she stated.

The anchor stated a while later, Mr Sharma’s spouse additionally reached her flat and rang the doorbell. “I do not know her however I opened the door out of courtesy, after which she forcibly entered the flat,” she added.

Mr Sharma and his spouse had a battle, after which the IPS officer went out of the home,” she stated.

She claimed that Mr Sharma’s spouse stayed again and requested her “pointless questions” and in addition made a video-recording of her bed room, which was made viral on social media by Mr Sharma’s son, making “baseless allegations” towards her.

“DG Saab (Sharma) is like my father and he used to name me ‘beta’,” the anchor stated.

“I by no means realised that his coming to my dwelling for a cup of tea will grow to be such an enormous challenge. It has tarnished my picture and compromised my privateness,” she stated within the grievance.

The police station in-charge stated that as it is a matter of inflicting disrepute to someones picture, a grievance might be filed solely in courtroom.

The order to take away Mr Sharma from the publish of Director Public Prosecution and switch him to the state secretariat with out assigning him any publish was issued by the state dwelling division Beneath Secretary Annu Bhalavi on Monday.

“Two movies associated to you went viral on social media wherein prima facie you might be seen partaking in immoral behaviour and home violence along with your spouse,” a show-cause discover issued by Annu Bhalavi to Purushottam Sharma had stated.

“Your actions are in violation of the All India Providers guidelines and subsequently, you might be directed to provide your clarification on why disciplinary motion shouldn’t be taken towards you to your acts,” it had stated.

The federal government has requested Mr Sharma to submit his reply by 5:30 pm right this moment, failing which it is going to be construed that he does not have any response to file and accordingly motion will likely be initiated towards him, the order stated.

Mr Sharma’s son Parth, a deputy commissioner within the Earnings Tax Division, despatched the video to state Dwelling Minister Narottam Mishra and a few senior bureaucrats, and requested {that a} grievance be registered towards his father.

Mr Sharma, who has been married for 32 years, had stated, “It is a household matter, not against the law…I’m not a felony. My spouse stalks me wherever I am going. I’m coping with this.”

The state ladies’s fee has summoned Mr Sharma on October 5 and in addition directed it to supply safety to his spouse.
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