A petitioner on Thursday moved a public interest litigation (PIL),on behalf of six Punjab Police officials,in the Punjab and Haryana High Court alleging an Inspector General (IG) of forcing junior officers to work as his personal servants.
The court issued a notice to Punjab Police giving it
24 hours to respond to the accusations.
S K Nayar,a Panchkula resident and president of Citizen Welfare Association,has claimed in his petition that several constables and head constables have alleged that they are being harassed by IG,Vigilance,SK Asthana.
The six constables and head constables have annexed their statements with the PIL.
The PIL alleged that Asthana,who has served as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP),Jalandhar,Kapurthala,Barnala and Patiala from 2002-2009,has been illegally retaining 31 policemen at his residence to do daily chores.
Court sentences 2 in sex scandal case
The Patiala CBI court on Thursday sentenced two persons to seven-years imprisonment after finding them guilty in a sex scandal case.
The CBI had filed an FIR against Ajay Kumar and Simran for immoral trafficking in 2007. The duo were booked on the complaint of one Manpreet Kaur,who like Ajay and Simran is a resident of Moga.
Ajay Kumar and Simran were booked for running a sex racket in Moga and booked under Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act. Interestingly,this case is different from the infamous Moga sex scandal in which son of senior Akali leader Tota Singh along with some police officers have been booked.