CBI court issues notice to in-charge of Chandigarh police Economic Offences Wing

Counsel alleges accused was picked up by police outside the court

CBI court issues notice to in-charge of Chandigarh police Economic Offences Wing

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 20

A CBI court has issued a notice to the in-charge of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Chandigarh Police after the counsel of Devinder Singh, one of the accused in a bribery case, filed an application alleging that an inspector of the wing had allegedly picked up the accused outside the court.

Devinder Singh is one of the accused in the alleged corruption case registered by the CBI in 2011. He was booked by the CBI in the case along with former Punjab MLA Raj Khurana.

“An application for marking the presence of accused Devinder Singh filed by counsel with averments that the accused has been picked up by Sub-Inspector Mohan Kashyap of EOW, Chandigarh, outside the court. Let notice of the application to the in-charge, EOW, Chandigarh, be issued for September 27, 2021, with the direction to produce the accused on the date fixed, if in their custody. A statement of the accused under Section 313 CrPC be also recorded on the date fixed,” says the order of the CBI court.

As per the chargesheet, Khurana, Devinder Singh, a junior assistant in the office of Registrar of Firms and Societies, Punjab, and another accused, together allegedly hatched a criminal conspiracy and have been charged under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, besides Section 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988. It was on a complaint of Manpreet Singh that the CBI had laid a trap on May 5, 2011, and arrested the accused while they were allegedly taking a bribe from the complainant.

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