Senior Delhi Cop Faces Action After Name Comes Up In Bar Fight

According to the police, the woman was injured after a broken glass fell on her.

Senior Delhi Cop Faces Action After Name Comes Up In Bar Fight

Dwarka DCP Shankar Choudhary was directed to report to Police Headquarters for further orders

New Delhi:

In a stern action, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on Saturday ordered Dwarka DCP Shankar Choudhary's removal from duty with immediate effect after his involvement was alleged in a ruckus at a south Delhi bar.

A woman suffered injury in her head from a shattered glass during a private birthday party Friday night. Her husband later called police and alleged the involvement of the deputy commissioner of police (DCP), according to a general diary entry.

The woman later claimed the officer's name came up due to a "miscommunication". In a purported video, she said the matter was personal and has been resolved.

Police initiated an internal inquiry into the matter.

In an order, Mr Asthana's office said, "Shankar Choudhary, IPS:2011, is hereby relived from his duty as DCP/Dwarka, Delhi with immediate effect and directed to report to Police Headquarters for further orders." According to the police, information was received at Greater Kailash police station that a DCP-rank officer of the Delhi Police had assaulted a woman at a birthday party in a private club in Kailash Colony.

According to the police, the woman was injured after a broken glass fell on her. Due to a miscommunication, the name of the DCP cropped up.

The matter has been resolved as it was a family issue, the police added.

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