Jaipur, June 22 An SHO and a constable in Rajasthan have been suspended after videos purportedly depicting their gay relationship went viral on social media, the police said on Wednesday.
The policemen suspended by the Nagaur SP were posted at the Degana police station in Nagaur district.
According to the police, the suspended SHO, Gopal Krishna Chaudhary, had filed an FIR at the Khinsvar police station alleging that constable Pradeep Chaudhary was blackmailing him for money by threatening to make the videos viral.
“In the FIR, Gopal Chaudhary accused Pradeep Chaudhary of extorting Rs 2.5 lakh. Initially, Gopal Chaudhary paid heed to all the extortion demands. However, when Pradeep Chaudhury asked for Rs 5 lakh and a vehicle, he approached the police and submitted a written complaint,” said Nagaur SP, Ram Murty Joshi.
The SHO and the constable first met on social media a few months back. A senior officer said, “It emerged that the two were involved in a physical relationship.”
Since their acts have put a dent on the image of Rajasthan police, both have been suspended till further orders.
An FIR has been lodged and the accused constable has been arrested under the relevant sections of the IPC, said the officer.