A Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) resident and social activist, Atul Bhardwaj has claimed that police has refused to lodge an FIR on the basis of a recent sting operation of a private news channel.
Bhardwaj told HimVani from Dharamshala that the police was not registering an FIR in the Star News conducted sting operation against former state tourism and transport minister, G S Bali, “possibly due to political pressures.” He said that the police officials have though assured him of an investigation in due time.
The complaint, filed by Bhardwaj, urges the police to find the truth behind the party and make an inquiry into who the alleged call-girls were, where they were from and who had booked the hotel for the party.
HimVani was unable to get in touch with the Dharamshala police from Delhi.
Bhardwaj has urged the police to book the owner/manager of the resort for illegally allowing night-long dance party. He has also alleged that state government vehicles were misused for the purpose.
However, the complaint does not mention any names (including former tourism minister G S Bali, against whom the sting operation was carried).
Bhardwaj has been an exponent of the RTI Act and is involved in bringing about awareness of the RTI Act in Dharamshala.