Two ASIs accused of taking bribe to prevent torture in Moga,probe makes no headway

Police are yet to complete an inquiry against two ASIs,who were accused of taking a bribe to save a man from torture at Ajitwal police station in Dharamkot subdivision.

Written by Goyal Divya | Moga | Updated: March 14, 2014 3:53 pm

Police are yet to complete an inquiry against two ASIs,who were accused of taking a bribe to save a man from torture at Ajitwal police station in Dharamkot subdivision.

The inquiry was instituted on a complaint made on August 31. While there has been no headway in the probe,both the policemen are reportedly trying to arrive at a “settlement” with the family.

On August 31,Pal Singh complained to Moga SSP Kanwaljit Singh Dhillon that two cops from Ajitwal —- ASI Gulzar Singh and ASI Malkeet Singh —- asked him to pay Rs 14,000 to save his son Gurvinder Singh from torture. Gurvinder was in custody for alleged involvement in illegal mining. Three days later,Pal Singh died of natural causes. His family said he was deeply hurt by the incident and police inaction. Sources said that on August 25,the ASIs called Pal Singh and asked him to shell out Rs 14,000 to avoid “physical and mental torture” of his son. Pal Singh paid the amount.

On August 31,Pal Singh complained to the Moga SSP and MLA Dharamkot Tota against the two cops.

Tota Singh reportedly told the SSP to look into the allegations. On September 14,Nirmal Singh Dhillon,Inspector General,Bathinda zone,visited Moga. Dhillon mentioned that “a complaint referred to us against cops by Tota Singh is being looked into and corruption in the police department will not be tolerated.”

Dhillon told The Indian Express,“I have marked an inquiry to the Dharamkot DSP and it will be done soon.”

Dharamkot DSP Sukhdev Singh Brar said,“I was out on an official visit. But inquiry is under way and truth will be out soon.” Tota Singh said,“I told the SSP to look into the family’s grievances impartially and other than that,I have no involvement in the case.”

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