Tainted Haryana cop in judicial custody
Chief judicial magistrate Rajnish Kumar Sharma sent Haryana Police assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Jagdish Ram, who was arrested for graft, to judicial custody on Thursday.chandigarh Updated: May 16, 2013 20:49 IST
Chief judicial magistrate Rajnish Kumar Sharma sent Haryana Police assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Jagdish Ram, who was arrested for graft, to judicial custody on Thursday.
The vigilance cell of the UT Police had arrested ASI Jagdish Ram, posted in the Haryana chief minister's security, for allegedly taking Rs 1 lakh as bribe from a parking lot at Sector 10 in Chandigarh.
The trap was laid on the compliant of Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Mauli Jagran, who alleged that illegal gratification was demanded to “favour” him in a cheating case.
Jagdish Ram of 1st Battalion, HAP Ambala, who was on general area security duty at the CM residence, had been dismissed from duty.
According to the prosecution, Jagdish Ram was taking the bribe on behalf of ASI Jatinder Kumar, CIA, Kaithal, and Kaithal station house officer (SHO) Raj Kumar.
Gurmeet Singh claimed that he was booked in a cheating case in August 2012 by the Kaithal police and the cops were demanding illegal gratification to let him off in the case.
The police said had claimed that the deal was stuck at Rs 13 lakh and the complainant had already paid an amount of Rs 5 lakh as the first instalment last month, while Rs 1 lakh recovered in the raid was the second instalment paid by the complainant.