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Graft case: UT police ASI sent to judicial custody

chandigarh Updated: May 30, 2013 22:09 IST
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Special CBI judge Vimal Kumar on Thursday sent the assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of UT police, who was arrested in graft case on Wednesday, to judicial custody.

UT police ASI Davinder Prasad Kaushik was arrested by the anti-corruption branch of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Chandigarh, in a raid conducted on Wednesday at Sector 19 police station.

Kaushik was arrested red-handed on the complaint of Amit Kumar, who had accused him of demanding an illegal gratification of Rs 3,500 from him. The accused has been booked under various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act.

In his complaint Amit Kumar said that he was arrested for using a counterfeit a currency note in Sector 19 market, when Davinder Prasad Kaushik was the investigating officer (IO) in the case.

As per allegations, the accused demanded Rs 5,000 from Amit Kumar for helping him in a cheating case.

Kumar expressed his inability for paying Rs 5,000 and Davinder finally agreed on Rs 3,500.

This is not the first time, when the CBI has arrested Kaushik. In 2002 also, he was arrested by the CBI in a graft case and was placed under suspension.

He later got relief from the Punjab and Haryana high court. Last year, he was sent to police lines for allegedly mishandling an eve-teasing case.