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Cash for bail: Former CIA inspector shifted out of Panchkula

HT Live Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Panchkula, October 03, 2012
First Published: 23:42 IST(3/10/2012) | Last Updated: 23:43 IST(3/10/2012)

Former Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) inspector Karamveer Singh, who was sent to police lines after allegations of Rs. 37 lakh for bail of a drug peddler Parveen Kumar surfaced, has now been shifted to a police training centre at Sunaria in Rohtak.

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In its order on September 18, the Punjab and Haryana high court had handed over the investigations into cash for bail allegations to CBI and cancelled the bail of Parveen Kumar. Singh was the investigating officer in the drug peddling case against Parveen.

Hakam Rai, resident of Sector 26 here, complained to DCP on September 11 that Parveen, who was arrested on January 26 with 4kg opium along with his accomplices Harvinder Singh and Jora Singh, got bail from the high court on July 27 after police misrepresented facts in the court.

As per the FIR, on the day of arrest, 9kg opium milk (which can be converted into 36kg opium) was also recovered from the rented accommodation of accused in Sector 15 on the disclosure of the accused.

Rai submitted that Parveen claimed having procured the bail order by spending Rs. 37 lakh and was now alluring other persons to pay money to get relief from various courts with the help of police officials, who would give false information to the court.

On May 23, the court of additional district and sessions judge Sanjay Sandhir had dismissed the bail application of Praveen on the ground that huge quantity of opium was recovered; he was stated to procure opium milk from Madhya Pradesh to churn it into opium and another case for drug peddling was also registered against him in Panchkula.

But in the high court on July 27, the court was informed that the challan was not filed even though it was filed in the lower court. It was not contested that the quantity of opium was commercial and there was no other conviction of the accused. ASI Surjeet Singh, then posted with CIA, and head constable Yog Bhyan were present in the court. They have also been shifted out of Panchkula to Sunaria.

"The DGP has ordered the transfers," said DCP Parul Jain. On the pending arrest of drug peddler Parveen, she said the police were making every effort to nab him. 

Meanwhile, the CBI is yet to start investigations in the case.

Case history
January 26: Parveen Kumar and accomplices Harvinder Singh and Jora Singh arrested with 4kg opium

January 26: Nine-kg opium milk recovered from the Sector-15 rented accommodation of accused

May 23: Additional district and sessions judge Sanjay Sandhir rejects Praveen Kumar's bail application

July 27: High court informed challan not filed, paving way for bail for Parveen Kumar

September 18: High Court cancels Parveen Kumar's bail, accused missing

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