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Suspended S-I had no information about involvement of senior officer in cop-drug peddler nexus: IGP Jain

Refuting recent media reports which claimed that Sub-Inspector Harinder Singh Sekhon,who was suspended for his alleged nexus with drug peddlers...

Written by Varun Chadha | Chandigarh |
February 3, 2009 12:36:09 am

Refuting recent media reports which claimed that Sub-Inspector Harinder Singh Sekhon,who was suspended for his alleged nexus with drug peddlers,had discovered the identity of a senior officer involved in the trade,Inspector General of Police S K Jain said: “He never passed on any information about the involvement of a senior officer in the nexus. If Sekhon indeed possessed such sensitive information,he would have shared it with his senior officers. He did not even disclose this fact after his suspension.”

The media reports hinted that Sekhon was about to expose the senior officer’s deeds when former Zonal Director of Narcotics Control Bureau,Saji Mohan,framed him in a false case.

IGP Jain clarified that reinstatement of any of the six officers,suspended on the basis of Saji Mohan’s report,was not under consideration in the wake of the ex-NCB zonal director’s arrest. “Both are separate issues. The action to be taken against the suspended cops depends on the outcome of the inquiry report,” he added.

A departmental inquiry is on to probe the cop-peddler nexus after a notorious drug peddler,Raju,had alleged that S-I Sekhon supported smooth operation of his narcotics business in exchange for cash.

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