SHO, SI held for graft
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 11
Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested SHO of the Industrial Area police station Dilsher Singh, a sub-inspector Hans Raj and two others for allegedly accepting Rs 40,000 from a Panchkula resident, who is involved in a cheating case.
CBI officials said two persons, identified as Jhujjar Singh, owner of a tea stall near the police station, and Satwant Sethi, had accepted of Rs 40,000 from the complainant on the behalf of police officials.
Jhujjar Sethi was talking over phone with sub-inspector Hans Raj when he was caught red-handed while accepting the money. The CBI team simultaneously apprehended Sethi and sub-inspector Hans Raj.
Sources said the complainant, Gagan Gupta, a resident of Modern Housing Complex, Panchkula, had a matrimonial dispute with his wife. He is contesting a case in the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking custody of his minor son. On August 3, a case of cheating and impersonation was reregistered against Gagan Gupta and his friend at the Industrial Area police station for giving a false advertisement in a newspaper on a complaint lodged by the counsel of the opposite party. It was alleged that the advertisement was given to harass the counsel contesting the case against Gupta.
The CBI said that Gupta had obtained an anticipatory bail in the case. Sub-inspector Hans Raj had contacted him seeking bribe for favouring him in the case, the CBI said.
Hans Raj called Gupta to the police station where he had a discussion with SHO Dilsher Singh. Assuring him of help, Hans Raj demanded a bribe of Rs1 lakh initially and later settled the deal for Rs 40,000, the CBI said.
Dilsher is the second SHO in the Chandigarh Police arrested by the CBI in a corruption case. Earlier, inspector Bishi Ram was arrested from the Mani Majra police station on similar charges.