Thames Valley police officer accused of accessing crash victims’ details to get compensation payouts, admits acting ‘dishonestly’

The Oxford Times: Sugra Hanif Sugra Hanif

A POLICE officer accused of accessing crash victims’ details to get compensation payouts yesterday admitted acting “dishonestly”.

But Pc Sugra Hanif, 26, told jurors she took the details to get co-accused and lover Raza Khan “off my back”.

She is accused of accessing accident victims’ details from Thames Valley Police systems to pressure them to make claims.

Hanif, repair garage owner Khan and his wife Paramjeet Kaur are alleged to have made at least £26,400 in £600 referral fees.

Justin Hugheston-Roberts, defending Khan, asked her that by accessing records at least 2,500 times and contacting 644 drivers “you were acting unlawfully and dishonestly, weren’t you?”

He added: “You accept that your actions were illegal and dishonest, don’t you?” She answered yes to both.

But the Bretch Hill, Banbury resident – who joined the force in 2008 and worked from Cowley Police Station – said of Khan: “I would go through the data and I would be desperate to find something to give him to get him off my back.”

Hanif denies obtaining personal data from TVP control and command system and disclosing personal data.

Khan, 27, of Handsworth, Birmingham, denies obtaining personal data from TVP control and command system. Kaur, 26, of the same address, Khan and Hanif deny conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.

The trial at Winchester Crown Court continues.

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