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EXPLOSIVE: Did Rape-accused Bishop Unleash Jalandhar Cops On Nun? Here's What The Punjab Police Said To The Rape-survivor In A Phone Call

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

Update at 2:11 PM: Commissioner of Police Jalandhar Parveen Sinha has told Republic TV that he has marked an inquiry and has asked the Station House officer to give him a fact-finding report

Update at 12:06 PM: Counsel of rape survivor nun to use the #BishopThreatTape in a petition in the Kerala High Court


In an explosive development in the Kerala Nun rape case, Republic TV has accessed a startling tape that reveals the conversation between Assistant Sub Inspector Amrik Singh of Baradari police station, Jalandhar and the victim nun. The recording clarifies how Sub Inspector Amrik Singh attempts to intimidate the nun by saying that father Peter, who is a close aide of Bishop, has filed a complaint against her.

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Here's the full telephonic conversation: 

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: Who is speaking? Are you the Sister?

Victim: Yes

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: Where do you live?

Victim: I live in Kerala

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: Who is Anupama? Is she related to you?

Victim: Ask the person who told you, ask them how is she related to me

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: NO no...She is also a Sister.

Victim: Yes

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: This person, Anupama is a sister too?

Victim: Yes, all of them are sisters

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: Yes Yes so, the thing is Father Peter has said that he is being trapped, so has something like this happened?

Victim: I don't know anything about it, I live in Kerala, I have no knowledge about it. 

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: Ok Ok. Since when have you been living in Kerala. 

Victim: I have been here for the past 5-6 years. I have been living in Kerala for the past 5 years. 

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: Have you been to Jalandhar?

Victim: I have not been there.

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: Ok. Ok. fine. 

 

After Republic TV accessed the tape, it confronted  ASI Amrik Singh regarding the complaint that he claimed was filed by Father Peter. He said that he could not understand the content of the complaint as it was in English. 

Here's what Amrik Singh told Republic TV: 

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: Amrik Sir, this is Gurpreet speaking from Republic TV Chandigarh.

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: What?

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: Gurpreet speaking from Republic TV Chandigarh

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: Yes Yes tell me.

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: You received the complaint that Father Peter had filed. When you made a call to Kerala? 

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: (Unclear)

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief:  When you made a call to Kerala? 

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: Yes yes.

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: What was the complaint about?

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: (Unclear)

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: No, What were you given when you were investigating?

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: Father Peter had given the complaint. They said something was wrong in it and it was named in English. Name of 3 sisters were also mentioned.

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: Sisters name was mentioned?

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: Yes Yes

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: When was the complaint submitted to you?

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: Almost a year ago, around 7-8 months back

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: Could you provide me with the complaint copy?

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: You please talk to SHO

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: What did you investigate? Father Peter withdrew...

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: They had withdrawn the case as they spoke to the SHO

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: On what basis did they withdraw?

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: They did not want any action against them. They had a word with SHO sir.

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: Okay, Father Peter filed the complaint?

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station:  Yes

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: What were the allegations in the complaint?

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: It was in English and I don't understand English. I called only once after that I did not call. 

Gurpreet, Chandigarh Bureau Chief: Alright who was the SHO?

Amrik Singh, ASI Baradari Police Station: SHO Balbir Singh 

Republic TV went a step ahead to expose the entire case and dialed Station House Officer Balbir Singh who denied receiving any complaint. 

"We have't received any complaints. I have checked my records and we have not received any complaint". 

The contradictions between SHO and ASI clearly revealed that how Punjab Poice tried to threaten the victim. Meanwhile, Punjab Police has called for a probe into the matter. 

Earlier on Wednesday, the bishop denied all the charges against him and remained elusive and vague during the course of interrogation on the first day of interrogation. The Police demanded brief answers from the bishop for every question, however, he stated that he could not recollect his exact whereabouts. 

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