The station house officer (SHO) of the Sadar police, who was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh, tried to commit suicide by consuming mosquito repellents in the lock-up of civil lines police station on Saturday. Singh also wrote a suicide note, however, the note is not being made public by the police.
The officer had requested for the mosquito repellents in his jail cell. The SHO was not keeping well and was continuously vomiting since Saturday morning, following which Singh was admitted to the civil hospital. Later, Doctors at the hospital referred him to Medanta hospital.
“Singh was brought in a critical state to the hospital. Several doctors were consulted with regard to his treatment and it was decided to refer Singh to Medanta,” said surgeon BK Rajora.
A team of Haryana state vigilance arrested Singh on the pretext of accepting the bribe for dropping the name of a complainant in a bank forgery case.
Rajendra Kumar, a resident of Lakshman Vihar, had filed a complaint with the Gurgaon police alleging that the SHO had demanded Rs 3 lakh from him to clear his name in the fraud case.
Kumar was a guarantor for a bank loan of Rs 20 lakh for his friend. After Kumar’s friend failed to repay the loan, a case was filed against both.
Dilbagh, a friend of Singh, said, “Owing to not getting a proper hearing, Sajjan had taken the extreme step. He was to be promoted in the next 15 days. According to the compliant, the investigation of the case was done by sub-inspector Rani. Why would Sajjan demand money?”
Officials of the Haryana state vigilance refused to comment on the issue.