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DSPs on deputation to probe allegations against Amanjot

Monica Sharma , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, April 29, 2013
First Published: 22:01 IST(29/4/2013) | Last Updated: 23:31 IST(29/4/2013)

The UT inspector general of police (IGP), RP Upadhyaya, has marked an inquiry to deputy superintendents of police (DSPs), who are on deputation from Delhi, to look into the recent incident involving suspended inspector Amanjot Singh.

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Two property dealers had complained of alleged manhandling and extortion by Amanjot in Sector 20 on Saturday. The UT police are also writing to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to look into the incident, if it pertains to corruption. Besides, the source of huge amount allegedly lent by the inspector to the property dealers is also being investigated.

The decision of the police brass to mark an inquiry to officials on deputation from Delhi clearly indicates that they do not want the probe to be influenced by anyone.

Earlier, the case was being handled by DSP (east) Vijay Kumar as the incident had occurred in his jurisdiction.

The local police had registered a case of extortion, theft and criminal intimidation against inspector Amanjot Singh following a complaint lodged by a city property dealer on April 27. A case was registered under Sections 380, 384 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Sector-19 police station.

The case has been transferred to economic offences wing (EOW) as the amount in question is more than Rs. 1 crore. The inquiry will be conducted by DSP Ram Chandar Meena of the Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Services (DANIPS) under the supervision of UT DIG Alok Kumar. He will be assisted by another DANIPS DSP KK Sharma.

As the investigations will involve different departments such as enforcement directorate, Income Tax and UT vigilance departments, DSP KK Sharma will be also involved.

The police are also looking into the possibility of involvement of black money and hawala transactions.

Meanwhile, the police recorded statements of the property dealers on Monday. The complainant and other property dealers met the IGP to bring to his knowledge the genesis of the entire incident. The IGP reportedly told the complainant that a fair inquiry would be conducted into the case to bring the truth out.

Three inquiries already pending
Three inquiries are already going on against suspended inspector Amanjot Singh. Report has not been submitted in any of these probes even after six months. An inquiry was marked against Amanjot for his alleged refusal to accompany IPS officer Des Raj to Bhargava auditorium in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) during the visit of vice-president Hamid Ansari to the premier institute. Second inquiry pertained to alleged harassment of a motorist from Mumbai at Aroma eating joint in Sector 22. The third probe was regarding leakage of Amanjot's resignation to media before it reached the IGP.

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