Two witnesses,including UT Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Naunihal Singh,on Monday deposed in court in the corruption case against Chandigarh Police Sub-Inspector Sakkatar Singh.
The SSP deposed that he had given the sanction to the CBI to prosecute the Sub-Inspector. Inderjit Singh,the brother of complainant Ranjit Singh,also deposed in court and confirmed that he had given the SIM card to Ranjit Singh. The mobile and the SIM are case property in the case.
On April 4,charges of corruption were framed against Sakkatar Singh,his wife Baljinder Kaur and son Baldeep Singh in a graft case dating back to 2010.
The trio were arrested in 2010 after a complaint against them was received. An FIR was registered against them at the Manimajra police station. The three have been booked under sections 7 and 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act,for criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence.
They had allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 15,000 from Ranjit Singh who was booked in a case of rape and illegal confinement registered at the Manimajra police station. The trial will begin from May 7.
Ex-CPS appears in court in graft case
CHANDIGARH: Former chief parliamentary secretary of Punjab,Raj Khurana,Davinder Thapar alias Davinder Singh and Bhag Singh on Monday appeared in the Special CBI court in relation to the corruption case against them. The defence counsel moved an application in court that they had not received the complete documents (CDs and CFSL report). The court accepted the application and asked the CBI to file their reply on May 24. The three accused have been charged with criminal conspiracy (120 B) and taking gratification by corrupt or illegal means,to influence a public servant (Section 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act).