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Deshraj graft case adjourned to Jan

chandigarh Updated: Nov 27, 2013 23:21 IST
HT Correspondent

CBI special judge Vimal Kumar on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of the graft case against suspended superintendent of police (SP) Deshraj Singh, after the complainant, inspector Anokh Singh, the station house officer of Sector 26, sought adjournment of the case on health grounds.

"I am not feeling well and have been advised three-day rest," read the application moved by Anokh, who had accused Deshraj of taking Rs 1 lakh as bribe from him in lieu of giving him a clean chit in two departmental inquiries. The court was to record his statement in connection with the case.

The case will now be heard on January 3, 2014.

A 2008-batch officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS), Deshraj was arrested by the CBI at his Sector-23 residence on October 18, 2012. Then posted as SP (city) and holding additional charge of SP (headquarters), Deshraj was allegedly accepting the bribe from Anokh, who had helped the CBI lay the trap. Deshraj is on bail at present.

Deshraj, 34, had joined as an assistant commissioner of police at Punjabi Bagh in New Delhi on September 1, 2010. After holding the post for about a month, he joined the UT police as ASP (central) on October 20, 2010, as an under-training IPS officer. On July 25 that year, he was appointed as SP.