JALANDHAR: A Kapurthala court sent ASI Sarbjit Singh, in charge, Kala Sanghia police post, to one-day police remand for interrogation in a corruption case. He was booked yesterday.
According to Baljit Singh Dhillon, SP (D) Kapurthala, he was directed by the SSP Inderbir Singh to register a case under prevention of corruption Act against the said Chowki Incharge for extracting an amount of Rs. 3.80 lakh and again demanding another sum of Rs. 50,000/- from Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Sidhwan Dona for releasing the SUV Tata Safari involved in a road accident.
The SP said that acting on an affidavit submitted by the complainant, the SSP directed him to arrest the ASI after booking him under prevention of corruption act. The ASI was arrested and produced in the court that sent him to one day police remand.
The SP said that in the affidavit Sukhwinder Singh said that the ASI incharge of Kala Sanghia Police post extracted a sum of Rs. 3.80 lakh from him for not registering a case against his son Davinder Singh whose SUV Tata Safari met with an accident near Kesarpur village while returning from Kala Sanghian. In the accident, Lehmbar Singh, a resident of Kala Sanghia sustained injuries.
The said ASI not only took Davinder Singh to the police station but also impounded the SUV and kept the costly phone of Davinder Singh with him. In order to not register a case immediately, the ASI pocketed quite a handsome amount from them. Both the parties reached compromise few days after the accident took place. But the ASI continued to threaten them for implicating Davinder in a false case. By this way he extracted a sum of Rs. 3.80 lakh from him for not registering a case against his son Davinder Singh. The situation turns ugly when ASI Sarbjit Singh demanded a sum of Rs. 50,000/- more to release the SUV and restore the cell phone to Davinder. He even threatened to implicate Davinder in a false case, in case; the amount was not paid to him.
Sukhwinder Singh also played the recording of the ASI demanding money recorded at the cell phone. Acting on the basis of the affidavit filed by Sukhwinder Singh, the police arrested the ASI and took him on remand for one day.