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SI convicted in graft case

punjab Updated: Jul 19, 2014 13:25 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

CBI special court judge Vimal Kumar convicted a UT police sub-inspector Hans Raj in a corruption case dating back to 2010. Two others Satwant Sethi and Jujjhar Singh Sethi, who acted as conduits in the case, have also been arrested. The sentence would be pronounced on July 21.

On August 11, 2010, CBI arrested sub-inspector Hans Raj posted at Industrial Area police station along with Satwant Sethi and Jujjhar Singh Sethi, while accepting Rs 40,000 from a Panchkula resident.

The CBI had also arrested the then Industrial Area police station SHO Dilsher Singh, but his name was later dropped from the charge sheet in March 2011 for lack of evidence. Sethi was speaking with SI Hans Raj, when he was caught accepting the money.


The CBI had received a complaint from Gagan Gupta, a resident of Modern Housing Complex, Panchkula, who had a matrimonial dispute with his wife and is contesting a case in the Punjab and Haryana high court seeking custody of his minor son.

On August 3, 2010, a case of cheating and impersonation was registered against Gupta and his friend at the Industrial Area police station for giving a false advertisement in a newspaper.

The CBI maintained that Gupta had obtained an anticipatory bail in the case and SI Hans Raj had contacted him seeking bribe for favouring him.