Suspended inspector general of the Punjab police, Gautam Cheema, moved the high court on Tuesday seeking to become party in a case filed by Kricpy Khera, wife of alleged conman Devinder Singh Gill.
Cheema told the court that Khera’s charges were frivolous, and alleged she had misled the court by concealing information about the criminal cases pending against her.
Cheema’s application was filed on Tuesday stating her petition should not be entertained. The high court has sought Khera’s reply on his petition.
Earlier in January, Khera had approached the high court seeking direction to the Punjab police that she be informed in advance if police planned to arrest her and for registration of any FIR against her permission be sought from the director general of police (DGP), Punjab.
Khera had alleged that she was being framed in false cases at the behest of Gautam Cheema, an IPS officer, and sought protection from the court. The Punjab government also filed a reply on her petition on Tuesday and denied allegations of any wrongdoing on the part of the state police.
Khera is wife of alleged conman Devinder Singh Gill with whom, Cheema, some Punjab police officers and their relatives had invested crores of rupees in the real estate, but Gill had allegedly conned him. Last year, Cheema and some other officers were also accused of abducting the arrested proclaimed offender, Sumedh Gulati, business partner of Devinder Singh Gill. Cheema, Gill and Gulati were once close friends. The trio were reportedly involved in some fraudulent land deals.