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Graft case: CBI awaits sanction to prosecute SP Deshraj

chandigarh Updated: Jul 01, 2013 23:18 IST
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Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) has once again failed to file the chargesheet against tainted UT police SP Deshraj Singh facing graft charges, for want of prosecution sanction.

Considering CBI's plea that they are yet to receive the sanction for prosecution, CBI special judge Vimal Kumar on Monday adjourned the hearing of the graft case against tainted superintendent of police, Chandigarh, (SP) Deshraj Singh.

Deshraj, a 2008-batch officer of the Indian Police Service, was arrested by the CBI sleuths in October, 2012, on the complaint of UT police inspector Anokh Singh, SHO sector 26, police station.

SP Deshraj Singh, was holding the additional charge of SP (headquarters), Chandigarh, when CBI arrested him while accepting illegal gratification for getting him (Anokh Singh) clean chit in the pending inquiries against him.

The CBI is yet to file the challan in the case to pave way for trial to begin against the tainted SP. The CBI had failed to get sanction for prosecution, thus could not file the challan.
The case would now come up for hearing on August 2, 2013. Deshraj is presently on bail after Punjab and Haryana high court granted him bail in December, 2012.