The wife of an accused in the multi-crore drug racket case on Tuesday placed two CDs, carrying alleged ‘sting operations’ on cops talking bribe, on record at the Punjab and Haryana high court.
During the resumed hearing of the petition seeking transfer of investigations from the Punjab police, wife of accused Manpreet Gill brought the CDs that purportedly carry video recordings of some Punjab cops accepting Rs 1 crore — in two instalments of Rs 50 lakh — allegedly for cops in Delhi and Ludhiana.
After taking on record the CD and some judgments submitted by the petitioner, who wants the investigations to be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), justice K Kannan adjourned the case for October 13 when Punjab would be filing a reply to the allegations.
Balchinder Singh, father of the alleged racket kingpin and former wrestler Jagdish Singh Bhola, has approached the high court seeking a probe by the CBI. He has alleged that since three Punjab cabinet ministers are “directly involved” in the racket, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had shown his intention to save them. Another accused in the case, industrialist Jagjit Singh Chahal, is also seeking a CBI probe; his petition is pending in the HC.