Ex Police Officer Jailed for Stealing Police Documents

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Sugra Hanif Jailed for Three and a Half Years

An ex Police Officer and her lover have been sentenced and jailed after being found guilty of stealing the details of thousands of accident victims and selling them to solicitor’s firms.

 

Sugra Hanif, 27, a former Police Constable with Thames Valley Police was jailed alongside Raza Khan, 27, at Winchester Crown Court after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office by a jury.

 

Hanif was given a three and a half year sentence whilst Raza, who is from Handsworth, was given a three year sentence.

 

The 27-year-old, from Banbury, gained accessed to the details from the Thames Valley Police command and control computer which held details of members of the public who were involved in traffic residents.

 

Prosecutor Peter Asteris said, “Hanif and Khan set up case management companies to sell the information to firms of solicitors who would pay them a referral fee for each case that led to a successful compensation claim. Each referral fee was worth between £600 and £800 and they gained a total of £26,400 from the 2,456 cases details Hanif stole during the 11-month conspiracy.”

 

Also on trial was Raza Khan’s wife, Paramjeet Kaur who was charged with the same offence; however the jury failed to reach a verdict in her case.

 

“Hanif claimed she was forced under duress from Khan to steal the data, while Khan and Kaur claimed they did not know the data was illegal.”

 

Head of Professional Standards, Detective Chief Superintendent Tim De Meyer said, “Last week, Sugra Hanif was dismissed from Thames Valley Police following a misconduct hearing. The dismissal related to the recent finding of guilt at Winchester Crown Court for misconduct in a public office.

 

“This was a serious case of corruption and it is right that she was dismissed from the force. The thorough investigation of her crime shows how seriously Thames Valley Police takes these matters.

 

“It is vital that people have complete trust in Thames Valley Police and its officers. We are pleased that justice has been done.”

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