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Gurgaon Cop Bharti Arora, Involved in Fight With Senior Over Rape Case, Transferred

Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Bharti Arora, who was involved in a conflict with Gurgaon Commissioner of Police Navdeep Singh Virk over investigation into a rape case, has been transferred as Deputy Inspector General (Welfare and Training), PHQ, Panchkula.

Arora accused Virk of "harassment and mental torture" and wrongly interfering in the enquiry into a high-profile rape case, involving the son of an Indian Administrative Service officer. She has also demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into the case.

Haryana's DGP Yashpal Singhal had marked an enquiry into the accusations levelled by the two senior police officers against each other. Arora's transfer came after the enquiry officer submitted his report.

In 2014, Ajay Bhardwaj, an MNC executive and the son of Gurgaon's former deputy commissioner R.P. Bhardwaj, was booked for rape and his family members for criminal intimidation under Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The plaintiff was Bhardwaj's former live-in partner, a resident of Ardee City Gurgaon, with whom she has a child. Bhardwaj was arrested by Gurgaon police from his office in Noida on August 1, 2014.

Arora claimed that Bhardwaj and his family were deliberately implicated in the rape case. The complainant had earlier levelled two men with such charges, she added.

Arora had written to the DGP against Virk, seeking his intervention, saying she feared the Gurgaon commissioner may harm her career.

On the other hand, Virk also sent a report to the DGP claiming that Arora is keen to save the rape accused as his sister is known to her.