Probationary IAS officer booked for dowry demand

A probationary IAS officer has been booked for allegedly demanding dowry from the family of a senior police official here to marry their daughter.

Bhopal: A probationary IAS officer has been booked for allegedly demanding dowry from the family of a senior police official here to marry their daughter.
Harjinder Singh, an IAS officer on probation, who is posted in the neighbouring Hoshangabad district, was booked under section 3/4 of Dowry Act at Habibganj police station here yesterday on the complaint lodged by Bhopal`s Additional Director General of Police Swarna Singh`s wife Manjeet Kaur, police said today.

In her complaint, Manjeet alleged that during the engagement ceremony, Harjinder was gifted with a car and some money but he started demanding more money, threatening to break the betrothal if his demand was not met.
The accused was not available for comment.

PTI