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Former Moga SSP questioned by vigilance bureau

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Former Moga Senior of Police was today questioned by Vigilance Bureau at in connection with a drug case.

The bureau had on July 7 issued a look-out notice against him in view of reports indicating that he might flee the country.

A said Singh surrendered his passport through a Deputy Police (DSP)-rank to the General (Headquarters), police, this morning.

Besides, a letter was also submitted to the office of the of Police (Administration) in which Singh said that he had no plans to visit abroad.

A of the Vigilance Bureau said the former Moga SSP was questioned for four to five hours by an

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Singh is required for questioning in connection with an FIR registered at station, Vigilance Bureau.

The FIR pertains to allegations against dismissed Inderjit Singh, then posted in Tarn Taran, and Raj Jit Singh, who was SSP there.

According to the FIR, some alleged drug smugglers had managed to get a clean chit in of certain drugs seized from them as a result of the complicity of the lab staff, a had said.

It was further alleged that Inderjit, on receiving a tip-off, had called the said lab staff for questioning and instead of arresting the main accused, had, in consultation with Singh, made him an approver in the case.

There are allegations that money was exchanged in the process, police said.

Singh is at present posted as commandant 4th battalion Mohali since his transfer out of Moga as SSP on July 2.

Notably, the Punjab and had last year ordered constitution of a special investigation team led by DGP Sidhharth Chattopadhyay to probe the role of Singh and Inderjit in another drug trafficking case.

The SIT was formed after Singh moved the high court seeking directions to not hand over the case to H S Sidhu, claiming that he had strong apprehensions that he would be falsely implicated by Sidhu.

Chattopadhyay had submitted the report in the case to the high court in May this year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 21:55 IST
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