Wife of PC's lover tells court she thought information was from friends

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THE wife of a man who allegedly got his police officer lover to steal crash victims’ details, told a court yesterday she thought he got the information from “friends and family”.

Paramjeet Kaur, 26, denied knowing the information her husband Raza Khan was using came from Thames Valley Police officer, Pc Sugra Hanif, Winchester Crown Court was told.

Hanif, 26, of Bretch Hill, Banbury, is accused of writing down the personal information of people involved in car accidents from police computers and pressuring them into making personal injury claims. She would then pass the information to Khan, and the trio would allegedly pocket £600 a time for referring them to legal firms.

Khan, who ran a repair garage, allegedly forced Hanif to access the information from Thames Valley Police computers.

But yesterday, when he was due to start his defence, Khan chose to not give evidence in front of the jury of six men and six women.

Kaur’s defence lawyer Sukhdev Bhomra asked her: “Did you know Pc Hanif was supplying Mr Khan with these details? Did you have any idea Mr Khan was getting information from Pc Hanif?” She said: “No. I thought Mr Khan got the details from friends and family and people who had been recommended to go to him by other friends.”

Hanif denies obtaining personal data from the TVP control and command system and a charge of disclosing the personal data.

Khan, 27, from Birmingham, denies obtaining personal data from the TVP control and command system.

Kaur, 26, also from Birmingham, Khan and Hanif all deny one count of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office. The trial continues.

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