Gurugram, December 7
With IPS Dheeraj Setia allegedly evading joining investigation in a multi-crore heist, the STF went ahead raiding his house only to find him and family unavailable.
Setia has emerged as one of the suspects in the case and has been served notice to join the investigation.
While he was supposed to turn up today, he didn’t and has been served notice again. Speaking to The Tribune, IG, STF, Mamta Singh said a second notice was served today evening and further probe is on.
“Our team is investigating. As the name of IPS Dheeraj Setia came out in the confessional statement of one of the accused, Dr Sachender Kumar Nawal, we have served a notice to Setia to join the investigation but he failed. A second notice also has been served and if he does not join the investigation, action will be taken as per the law,” said Mamta Singh.
One of the accused, paediatrician Dr Sachender Kumar Nawal, in his confessional statement claimed he had paid Setia in cash and kind over and above Rs 2 crores to cover up the heist.
This money he has confessed was even returned. This statement brought Setia under the scanner and STF is looking to verify the same after Additional Sessions Judge Jasbir Singh highlighted inaction.
“From the disclosure statement of accused Dr Sachender Kumar Nawal, it is clear he has given illegal gratification to DCP Dheeraj Setia for hushing up the matter. He (Nawal) also disclosed to have delivered huge amount in the form of gold, dollars etc… to DCP for the said purpose. From perusal of police file, I have not found any concrete step taken for taking the investigation to its logical conclusion,” the court observed on December 2.
The STF probing a multi-crore theft case which began as a robbery in a flat in Sector 84 has turned to a multi-crore heist including who’s who of the city.
Many top cops are also under the scanner and total 11 accused, including doctors, Delhi Police’s ASI and henchmen of gangster Vikas Lagarpuria have been arrested so far.
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