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Graft case: CBI questions two inspectors of UT Police for over 5 hrs

Special CBI court extends remand of all the four accused, including DSP R C Meena, by another day.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 17, 2015 1:55 am
graft case, chandigarh graft case, R C meena, DSP R C meena, CBI, chandigarh news, indian express According to sources, the two were at the CBI office for more than five hours.

THE CENTRAL Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned two inspectors of the Chandigarh Police and questioned them for several hours in connection with the graft case in which Deputy Superintendent of Police of Economic Offences Wing along with others was arrested on August 13.

Four people — DSP R C Meena, Sub-Inspector Surinder Bhardwaj and two businessmen, namely Sanjay Dahuja, co-founder of Berkeley Automobiles, Industrial Area, and Aman Grover, executive director of KLG Hyundai, Industrial Area — were arrested by the CBI for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 40 lakh from Sector 9 resident Guneet Kaur. As per conversations of the accused recorded by the CBI, Rs 40 lakh was to be distributed among the entire team members of EOW.

Among the two inspectors summoned on Sunday, Charanjit Singh was transferred to the Police Lines in Sector 26 from EOW on Friday while Inspector Jaswinder Singh is still posted with EOW.

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According to sources, the two were at the CBI office for more than five hours. The duo was involved in conducting raids at several places in order to arrest Guneet’s father Gurkirat Singh Chawla and others in the family against whom a case was registered following a complaint by Sector 9 resident Deepa Duggal over a property dispute. Sources said that the two inspectors told the CBI that the raids were conducted following directions of the DSP.

When contacted, Jaswinder and Charanjit refused to comment on the issue.

Meanwhile, all the four accused were produced in the Special CBI court on Sunday. While the CBI counsel demanded a two-day extension of the remand of the accused, the defence counsel opposed it. The court extended the remand till Monday.

Talking about the case, Anti-Corruption Bureau SP Rigzin Upasak said, “The accused have been taken on remand for one more day for further investigation. The investigation is on, and it is early to say anything in the case.”

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