A Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) court directed the investigating agency to register a graft
case against two UT cops who were accused of demanding a bribe from an undertrial.
In his complaint, Harsimranjit Singh, a resident of Ferozepur had filed a complaint against inspector SPS Sondhi, then in-charge of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Chandigarh police. Singh, who was nabbed on March 19 for cheating and is currently facing trial, alleged that Sondhi had made him sign a few blank cheques.
Singh, after he was released on bail, allegedly found that `12 lakh withdrawn from his account by Jaswinder Singh, the complainant in the case registered against him. Harsimranjit Singh said the amount has been split between the police and Jaswinder Singh.
“A complaint in this regard was given to the CBI on February 21 which was forwarded to UT IGP in March but the police failed to act. So we had moved the court on which the directions have been issued by the court,” Amar Singh Chahal, Harsimranjit Singh lawyer.
CBI has been directed to book the suspects-Sondhi and sub-inspector Nirmal Singh-under sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act.