Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 30
The CBI has registered a case against Inspector Jaswinder Kaur, SHO, Mani Majra police station, and a conduit for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 5 lakh from a man in lieu of not registering a case against him.
The conduit, Bhagwan Singh, was nabbed last night while taking a bribe of Rs1 lakh.
CBI complainant Gurdeep Singh, a resident of Modern Housing Complex (MHC), reported that on June 5, two cops visited his house and asked him to visit the Mani Majra police station regarding a complaint against him.
In his complaint, Gurdeep stated that he called up the SHO on her mobile phone, who told him that a person named Randhir Singh had filed a complaint against him, mentioning that he had taken around Rs28 lakh from him to get his wife a government job.
On June 10, Gurdeep visited the police station where the SHO, Bhagwan Singh and Randhir Singh were present.
Gurdeep alleged that the SHO told him to return Rs28 lakh to Randhir or she would register a case against him.
As per the complaint, the SHO allegedly demanded Rs5 lakh as a bribe for closing the complaint and not registering an FIR. She further threatened to implicate Gurdeep in a false case if the bribe was not paid, stated the complainant.
Gurdeep was allegedly told to pay the bribe to Bhagwan Singh. It is alleged that Gurdeep gave Rs2 lakh, the first instalment of the bribe, to Bhagwan Singh at Sangrur on June 19.
On June 26, Gurdeep approached the CBI and submitted a complaint, as he did not want to pay the remaining bribe of Rs3 lakh. CBI sleuths verified the complaint and recorded the telephonic conversation between Gurdeep and Bhagwan Singh.
After verification, CBI officials found that Bhagwan Singh was demanding Rs3 lakh as a bribe on behalf of the SHO following which a case under Section 120-B of the IPC and Section 7 and 7A of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against the SHO and Bhagwan Singh.
Bhagwan Singh was arrested last night while taking a bribe of Rs1 lakh after which the CBI sleuths went to the Mani Majra police station and seized some documents. The statement of a cop, who had “written a compromise” between Gurdeep and Randhir, was also recorded. Bhagwan Singh was produced in a CBI court today, which sent him to four-day custody.
Cop shifted to Police Lines
Inspector Jaswinder Kaur was transferred to the Police Lines, Sector 26, on Tuesday and Inspector Neeraj Sarna, posted in the traffic wing, was shifted as the SHO, Mani Majra police station.
Inspector Jaswinder Kaur’s name had earlier cropped up in a bribery case in 2017 when Sub-Inspector Mohan Singh, who was posted at the Sector 31 police station, was nabbed by the CBI while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs2 lakh. At that time, Jaswinder was the SHO of the Sector 31 police station. The bribe was allegedly demanded to drop the names of three persons from a case of attempt to murder.
Transcript of conversation
Conduit Chalo payment taa hath vich lae layiye assi, ta fer gal kariye… mainu taa lagda je paise nahin bande, fer ta parcha dawa dena hai tere te
Complainant Nahi, tussi meri benti ik suno.. tussi bai ji sab kuchh kar sakde ho...je hun SHO madam nu tussi kuchh kaho..oh tohadi gal taal nahe sakde....main osi kar ke aya c, vee main jaunga, minnat kar launga ik vaari, paeri hath la loonga...es ton utte ta nahi kuchh ho sakda
Complainant Hanji bai ji kripa ho gaye...cheque ta clear ho gaya apna
Complainant Monday nu main de dunga...2 lakh da jugad kar dunga
Conduit Hun aapne kol ek lakh da cheque clear ho gaya?
Complainant Lakh da cheque clear ho gaya...
Complainant Hun agli gal tussi karni hae saari... hun parche waali gal karke kheda chudwana assi
Conduit Hu koi gal nai
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