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Sukhbir orders probe into allegations against IPS officers

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, June 12, 2014
First Published: 07:51 IST(12/6/2014) | Last Updated: 07:54 IST(12/6/2014)

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday ordered an inquiry after the family of a Mohali-based real estate businessman, who is currently in hiding, alleged that two IPS officers of Punjab had kidnapped him and also got false cases registered against him and his family and friends after he demanded his share of profit in the joint property business.

Sukhbir has told ADGP (law and order) Dinkar Gupta to hold a detailed inquiry into the allegations levelled by the realtor and his family against the IPS officers. Sukhbir has also told the police to provide security to the family till the inquiry was completed.

Kricpy Khera, wife of Devinder Singh Gill, owner of Sky Heights company, revealed at a press conference on Wednesday that IG (commando) Gautam Cheema, who is currently posted at Bahadurgarh, met his husband in 2008.

Khera, who was accompanied by her sister-in-law Maninderpreet Gulati and friend Amanpreet Kaur, claimed that both Gill and Cheema soon became good friends.

“My husband had bought a piece of land for Rs. 5 crore near Mullanpur township in Mohali which he intended to sell off in the shape of residential plots. Cheema promised my husband that he with his contacts would ensure that all the plots were disposed of quickly. Though the plots were being sold, Cheema was not giving the money to my husband,” Kricpy alleged.

She alleged that on February 21, Cheema, with the help of his friend, got his husband kidnapped.

“Later, with the help of his colleague, IGP, law and order, Rakesh Chandra, Cheema got false cases registered against my husband and Sumedh Gulati, husband of Maninderpreet. Both Gill and Gulati are in hiding now fearing arrest,” alleged Kricpy.

While Cheema was not available for comment, ADGP Gupta confirmed that the deputy CM had ordered the probe into the allegations.

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