Police have booked an assistant superintendent of police of Modern Jail, Kapurthala, on charges of smuggling drugs into the jail and extorting money from inmates by torturing them.
The prisons department had earlier suspended Karamjit Singh Bhullar on July 16 after Kapurthala SSP Ashish Choudhary, in his report on July 10, had alleged that Bhullar was torturing inmates and selling drugs in the jail.
Following the SSP’s report, deputy inspector general (DIG prisons) LS Jakhar visited the jail on July 19 and interacted with inmates, who said Bhullar was involved in smuggling of drugs into jail and also tortured inmates to extort money from them. Jakhar directed the Kapurthala police to register a case against him.
The SSP said the police had registered the case on Thursday after inquiry by the DIG jails, and they would arrest the accused after collecting evidence against him.
The case has been registered under Sections 384 (extortion) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, and under the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) and Prevention of Corruption Acts at Kotwali police station, Kapurthala.