Ex-Thames Valley Police Officer jailed for misconduct in a public office

12/03/2014

A former Thames Valley Police Officer has been sentenced to three and half years today at Winchester Crown Court for conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office after being found guilty on 30 January 2014.

Following the sentence, John Locke, Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Complex Casework Unit of the Crown Prosecution Service in Wessex said: "Sugra Bi Hanif entered into a conspiracy with Ahmed Khan, her lover, to obtain and use confidential police information from the Thames Valley Police database concerning a large number of Road Traffic accidents.
 
"Sugra Bi Hanif and Ahmed Khan used the data they stole to make contact with victims of traffic accidents and persuade them to make accident claims.
 
"The jury at Winchester Crown Court heard that accident victims would be referred to personal injury claims management firms or to solicitors specialising in accident claims. If they were successful in making a referral, the solicitors would pay a referral fee usually in the region of £600 to £800 to Ahmed Khan, or companies under his control
 
"This was a sophisticated conspiracy that had been planned for quite some time. Indeed Khan had registered a company called SR Auto Repairs LTD in March 2011, almost a month before they started calling the victims of accidents. 
 
"In acting in this disgraceful way, Sugra Bi Hanif, who was a serving police officer, ignored the duties she owed to the community.
 
"It was right to bring Ms Hanif to justice: her actions must not be allowed to detract from all the good work that the police deliver on a daily basis."
 
Ahmed Khan was sentenced to three years' imprisonment.