Undertrial ex-cop makes suicide bid in Pathankot jail, survives

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Pathankot
  • Updated: May 22, 2015 22:20 IST

An undertrial ex-police officer attempted to commit suicide by slitting his wrist in sub-jail on Friday, the police have claimed. The undertrial has been identified as Gulshan Veer Singh, a former assistant sub-inspector (ASI) with the Punjab police.

Singh was lodged in the sub-jail on May 27, 2014, on the charges of murder and kidnapping along with two other accused. He was facing trial at Amritsar.

On Thursday, two mobiles and three SIMs were recovered from his possession during a special checking of jail with the help of sniffer dog, jail superintendent Satnam Singh said.

"Jail superintendent Satnam Singh had reported that the undertrial had been caught with mobile phones hidden in a lunch box. He had asked Satnam to not register or he would commit suicide," said SSP Rakesh Kaushal.

When the official refused, Gulshan took out a shaving blade and started cutting his veins. However, alert jail employees took the ex-cop for treatment to the civil hospital.

Meanwhile, Gulshan has termed frustration behind his taking the extreme step and has claimed that the case against him was false and he was being framed.

"Some people in the department have been asking me to take the responsibility of the death of a drug peddler whose body was found near Ropar and I have been fighting to prove my innocence in court," he alleged.

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