Bail of all the four accused — two top businessmen and two officers of Economic Offences Wing (EOW) — was dismissed by the CBI court on Thursday. The four were arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 40 lakh for not arresting G S Chawla and his family in a criminal case.
Meanwhile, the property case involving G S Chawla and Deepa Duggal has been transferred to the CBI after UT Inspector General of Police R P Upadhyay wrote to the government to transfer all the cases involving Chawla and Duggal to the CBI.
Talking to Chandigarh Newsline, Upadhyay said that both Chawla and Duggal had cases registered against each other, so he requested the government to transfer their cases to the CBI as the investigating agency was already probing a graft case which was registered against four persons — DSP R C Meena, Sub-Inspector Surinder Kumar (EOW), Sanjay Dahuja, co-founder of Berkeley Automobiles, Industrial Area, and Aman Grover, executive director of KLG Hyundai, Industrial Area — on the complaint of Chawla’s daughter Guneet Kaur.
“I wrote a letter to the government to shift all the cases related to Duggal and Chawla to the CBI as they were levelling baseless allegations against some police officials. If CBI is probing one case then the others should also be probed by it,” said the IG.
A team of the CBI had arrested the cops and the businessmen on August 13 on the complaint of Guneet Kaur who alleged that the accused asked her to give Rs 95 lakh to them to avoid arrest in the ongoing cases. The accused, according to the CBI, were arrested red-handed when they were accepting a bribe of Rs 40 lakh from the Chawla family.
The Chawlas and Duggals have a dispute over a property in Sector 9.