Dismissed UT constable requests for reinstatement

The move came after a sessions court had acquitted all accused in the case in April.

Written by JAPJEET DUGGAL | Chandigarh | Published: May 28, 2013 3:32 am

Former UT Police constable Ashok Kumar,who was dismissed after he reportedly turned hostile in the alleged ASI recruitment scam,has given a written representation to the UT Police chief to permit him to rejoin the force. The move came after a sessions court had acquitted all accused in the case in April.

In June 2010,Kumar and Bhagwan,two key witnesses in the case,had refused to identify the two main accused,Joginder Dahiya and Sanjiv Rana,in court. Following this,the district attorney had given a report to the UT Police chief about the two constables.

In January 2012,the two constables were dismissed by the police. While Bhagwan submitted an application with the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT),Kumar gave a written plea to the IGP to reinstate him. In the court of then District and Sessions Judge K K Garg,the constables had retracted from their statements recorded under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Recording of confessions and statements) when the alleged scam came to light. In their statements to the magistrate,they had stated in court that Dahiya and Rana had offered them question papers in return for money.

In 2008,seven people,including four constables of the UT Police,were booked for cheating and criminal conspiracy after a sub-inspector of the UT police had unearthed an alleged scam involving leakage of question papers to clear an entrance examination for the post of Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in the Chandigarh police.

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