Police Officer and Her Married Lover ‘stole accident victim’s details then sold them to person injury lawyer’

Police Officer and Her Married Lover ‘stole accident victim’s details then sold them to person injury lawyer’

A police officer and her married lover stole thousands of accident victims’ details which she took from her work computer and then proceeded to sell them to personal injury lawyers in a scam that could have been worth up to £1million Winchester Crown Court heard.
Sugra Hanif 27 was a Thames Valley Police employee when she started giving married Raza Khan 27 the illegal details it is alleged.
Peter Asteris prosecuting informed a jury at Winchester Crown Court that it started in January 2011 at which time Hanif was having an affair with Khan.
Hanif would use the Thames Valley Police command and control computer to write down the personal details of people who were involved in road traffic accidents as well as the unique reference number (URN) that identified each incident he said.
Hanif Khan and Khan’s wife Paramjeet Kaur started up case management companies so that they could sell the details on to solicitors who would pay them a referral fee for each case which was a successful compensation claim.
Mr Asteris said that a referral fee could be valued between £600 and £800 and the three of them made £26400 from selling on 2456 cases details which Hanif stole during the 11 month conspiracy.
He said: “If all of the data stolen had been converted into referral fees if they had kept going the value of those referral fees would have been worth over £1 million.”
He added: “Every day tens of thousands of police officers go out there and perform their duties sometimes at not inconsiderable risk to themselves and they do so as we would expect them to with duty and responsibility and integrity.
“Integrity honesty and duty are really what this case is all about. One of these defendants Sugra Hanif was a serving police officer with Thames Valley Police.
"The Crown’s case against her is that she doesn’t have integrity she didn’t fulfill her duties to us the public in the way she ought and she abused her position and she abused it with the assistance of the other two defendants in the dock.
"All three of them have been involved in a conspiracy to obtain confidential police information."
He continued:"She had accessed I am going to suggest a staggering 2456 URNs different incidents on the computer and almost all of them had no connection with her duties no connection with her responsibilities as an investigating officer.
"The Crown says she was abusing that system and stealing 2500 people’s details from that computer system.
"She had on almost every case no valid reason for doing so whatsoever."
He added:"We say it was nothing short of a deliberate and cynical abuse of the privilege she had been given by having access to that system in the first place."
The charges have been denied by all three defendants.
Mr Asteris said that Hanif had claimed she was forced by pressure from Khan to steal the details and Khan and Kaur claim that they were unaware the data was illegal.
When he described the Hanif and Khan’s relationship Mr Asteris said: “They became lovers and it seems that relationship has continued on for most of time we are dealing with in this case.
“The Crown says this conspiracy was planned out in advance particularly by Mr Khan and Miss Hanif.”
He said that in police interview Hanif had claimed that she was being blackmailed by Khan.
Mr Asteris said: “That defence is an absolute nonsense and doesn’t stand up to any scrutiny.”
Mr Asteris told the court that Khan had sent Hanif an email saying “I will never stop loving you” and “Thanks for the great sex” and “At least you blew out my candle on my birthday.”
He said that Hanif would speak to the accident victims using “pressure sales” techniques to urge them to make a compensation claim through their claims management companies.
The defendants deny the charges Sugra Hanif 27 of Bretch Hill Banbury Oxfordshire denies obtaining and disclosing personal data from Thames Valley Police’s command and control systems and conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.
Raza Khan 27 of Ivy Road Handsworth Birmingham denies obtaining personal data and conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office and his wife Paramjeet Kaur 26 from the same address denies conspiract to commit misconduct in a public office.
The trial is forecast to last a month continues.
To read more details on the case please read the original story here

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