Tainted Tarn Taran cop dismissed from service

Inspector Baljit Singh let off 2 drug peddlers after taking bribe

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 30

The Punjab Police have dismissed a tainted cop, Inspector Baljit Singh, from his service for letting off two drug peddlers after taking bribe earlier this month.

Baljit Singh, along with head constable Devinder Singh, was booked by the police under different Sections of the NDPS Act, Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for the same. While head constable was arrested, Baljit Singh was still on the run.

They had allegedly let off Malkit Singh and Baoo Singh on March 31. Jasbir Singh of Guruwali village had mediated between accused cops and drug peddlers. They allegedly took a bribe of Rs 35 lakh for letting them off. They neither registered a case nor seized the contraband. In fact they returned the same to be sold elsewhere. DSP Patti Kuljinder Singh had probed the matter.

SSP Dhurman Nimbale said that Baljit Singh had misused his power and also put a blot on the police department. Taking serious cognisance of this, he had recommended his dismissal from the service to DIG HS Mann. Following this, he had dismissed him from the service.


6 Mobiles, intoxicants seized from jail inmates

Amritsar, April 30

The Amritsar Central Jail authorities confiscated six mobile phones and intoxicant substances from prisoners lodged in different barracks in jail complex.

On the complaint submitted by jail authorities, the police have booked four prisoners in two separate cases. Those booked were identified as Anoop Singh, Karandeep Singh, Hapreet Singh, aka Harparatap Singh, and Parampal Singh.

According to information, during surprise checking, jail staff confiscated a keypad phone, 320 intoxicant tablets and 10 gm of narcotic substance from Anoop Singh, while 140 sedative pills were seized from Karandeep Singh. The staff seized a smart phone from Harpreet Singh.

Similarly, during checking in barrack number 7, the staff seized one mobile from Parampal Singh, while three other mobile phones were found abandoned from different parts, including de-addiction centre in the jail complex.

Two separate cases under the Prisons Act have been registered while police stated that investigations are on to ascertain how the prohibited material sneaked inside the high security jail.

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