Bribery scandal: CBI grills ex-EOW in-charge for five hours

  • Gurpreet Singh Chhina, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2015 23:30 IST

In connection with the Rs 40-lakh bribery scandal involving officials of the economic offences wing of the UT police, the wing's former incharge Charanjit Singh Virk (now posted at police lines, Sector 26) and inspector Jaswinder Singh, were questioned for about 5 hours by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday. The duo joined the investigation at about 3pm. The duo has been asked to rejoin the probe on Monday.

The CBI had arrested wing's DSP RC Meena and sub-inspector Surinder Kumar, along with two businessmen - Aman Grover and Sanjay Dahuja, in connection with the bribery scandal. The agency had also recovered Rs 40 lakh from the office of Dahuja, which was paid to him by Guneet Kaur, the complainant in the case.

Police remand extended by day

Meanwhile, duty magistrate Pardeep Synghal on Sunday extended the remand of the accused by a day.
The CBI is taking help of technology to prove conspiracy, it is learnt. The agency has procured the footage of the CCTV camera of a hotel in Sector 26 where the DSP and Sanjay Dahuja had allegedly met in connection with the case.

'Delaying action puts cops' role under scanner'

The CBI sources said that a complaint was received by the CBI from Guneet Kaur alleging that Deepa Duggal had got an FIR registered on December 12, 2014, against Guneet's parents, Gurkirpal Singh Chawla, Jagjit Kaur Chawla and her brother Hamrit Singh Chawla.

The CBI is now looking into the case history why the EOW had delayed the legal proceedings in the case even after registration of the case and what is the status of the cross case which was registered against Deepa Duggal on the complaint of Chawla family. Sources said that the case was being supervised by senior police officers, whose role was also being probed.

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