A court here on Friday sent Rajinder Singh, an accused in the suicide case of excise and taxation officer (ETO) Ranjit Singh, to judicial custody. The ETO was falsely implicated in March 2011 in a fake trap by the vigilance bureau, and he had committed suicide a month later while on bail.
The SAS Nagar police, following a court order in August 2012, had booked superintendent of police (SP) Amandeep Kaur, who was then posted with the Punjab VB, head constable Harminder Singh and traders Rajinder Singh, Rajiv Sood and Paramjit Singh, who acted as complainants in the fake VB trap against the ETO, for abetting the suicide, besides other offences.
Paramjit, Sood and Amandeep are already in judicial custody, while head constable Harminder Singh is still at large.
"The complaint given by me to vigilance bureau on which Ranjit Singh was arrested was correct," said Rajinder Singh while coming out of the court, "I'll move the Supreme Court and seek a CBI investigation."