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CBI seeks closure in 14-year-old graft case

The case was registered in June 1992 against Satbir Singh?a narcotics officer with Kamla Market police station.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2006 10:00 IST

For the third time in many years, CBI has sought the closure of a 14-year-old graft case involving a narcotics officer accused of taking Rs 20,000 from a suspect to facilitate his release on bail.

The case was registered in June 1992 against Satbir Singh—a narcotics officer with Kamla Market police station—by Sajjan Ali, whom Singh had arrested while he allegedly had a kg of opium and 100 grams of heroin with him.

According to Ali's complaint, Singh had approached him barely a month after the arrest and offered to facilitate his release on bail for a "fee" of Rs 20,000.

Subsequently, Singh and his co-accused Surender, a head constable with the same cell, were caught red-handed by the CBI on July 23, 1992 while receiving Rs 6,000 from Ali, who was by then out on bail.

Ali had further complained to the CBI that Singh falsely implicated him in the case owing to previous enmity.

The agency has now filed a report before Special Judge GP Mittal, saying the suspect was a "known" drug peddler. It informed the court that Ali had died in 2001.