VVIP treatment to singer Karan Aujla: DIG submits probe report to ADGP

VVIP treatment to singer Karan Aujla: DIG submits probe report to ADGP

People take a selfie with Karan Aujla at the Central Jail, Ludhiana. File

Nikhil Bhardwaj

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 15

Almost a week after the incident in which Punjabi singer Karan Aujla was given VVIP treatment at the Ludhiana Central Jail, DIG (prisons) SS Saini submitted a probe report to Additional Director General of Police (prisons) PK Sinha.

After the incident occurred on April 7, Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa had asked the ADGP (prisons) to probe the matter and fix the responsibility of Jail Superintendent Rajeev Arora if the latter had resorted to any negligence.

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While confirming this to The Tribune, the ADGP said the DIG had submitted the probe report and he was yet to go through the same. When asked if any action is recommended against the Jail Superintendent or he is declared innocent, he said: “Let me examine the report first, only then I can comment.”

Notably, when the DIG visited the jail to conduct a probe, he had questioned the Jail Superintendent and also took the statement of other jail staff members who were present at the jail when singer Karan Aujla, along with several others, had entered the jail without undergoing any security checks. The singer and others had also reportedly taken mobile phones to the jail, which was also against the jail norms.

The Jail Superintendent said the singer was his family friend and he came to the jail to have a cup of tea with him and later, he went to his official residence to have lunch. Arora had already denied the rumours that the singer had come to meet notorious drug peddler Gurdeep Singh Rano, who is also lodged at the jail.

Notably, smuggler Rano was nabbed with drugs worth crores, drug money and 13 luxury cars by the Special Task Force, Ludhiana. The singer used to conduct shooting of his song at the bungalow of smuggler Rano in Khanna district.

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