Graft accused sent to 1-day police custody

On the other hand, the defense counsel of accused Mohan Singh, stated that the CBI had already seized the documents from his residence and the money was recovered from his car, so there was no need for the remand.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 26, 2017 4:41 am
JBT scam, JBT recruitment scam, JBT recruitment scam bribe, SI role in JBT recruitment scam, punjab news, indian express news  Mohan Singh (in blue) at the district court in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Express Photo)

The Sub Inspector(SI) of Chandigarh Police, who was held by CBI while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh, was sent to one-day police remand on Wednesday by the CBI court. The CBI counsel demanded three-day remand from the CBI court for probing the role of the SHO of Police Station Sector 31, Jaswinder Kaur with Mohan Singh in the bribe case and also to study the documents seized from the house of the accused and to listen to the recorded conversations.

The complainant had alleged to the CBI that out of the Rs 9 lakh bribe amount, Rs 8 lakh was meant for the SHO and the SI had told him about the same. On the other hand, the defense counsel of accused Mohan Singh, stated that the CBI had already seized the documents from his residence and the money was recovered from his car, so there was no need for the remand.

However, after hearing both the counsels, the court send the accused to one day police remand. Court accepts accused’s plea to meet lawyer, family The accused, Mohan Singh, moved an application in the court claiming that he was not allowed to meet his laywer after he was arrested by the CBI sleuths. He sought time to meet his lawyer and even his family members.

The court allowed half an hour to Singh for meeting his lawyer and family. The time slot was alloted from 6 pm to 6.30 pm on Wednesday evening and then 10 am to 10.30 pm on Thursday morning. Mohan alleges ‘torture’ by CBI sleuths Advocate Tarminder Singh, defence counsel of the SI stated that the accused was tortured in custody and made to sign blank papers. He also alleged that his voice samples were taken without prior permission of the court and his lawyer was also not allowed to meet him. A formal application was also filed regarding this.

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