CBI files graft challan against former woman SHO in Chandigarh
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet against former Manimajra station house officer Jaswinder Kaur and four others in a bribery case that dates back to June 2020.
The chargesheet was filed under Sections 7 (offence relating to public servant being bribed) and 7A (taking undue advantage to influence public servant by corrupt or illegal means or by exercise of personal influence) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 467 (forgery of valuable security) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the Indian Penal Code.
The other accused are constable Sarabjit Singh and middleman Bhagwan Singh besides Randhir Singh and Nirpinder Singh. Gurdeep Singh was the complainant in the case.
The chargesheet states that Randhir and Nirpinder had filed a complaint against Gurdeep at the Manimajra police station, accusing him of duping them of ₹27 lakhon the pretext of getting Randhir’s wife a government job.
Jaswinder Kaur, who was posted as the SHO, allegedly sought ₹5 lakh bribe from Gurdeep to let him off. “On Kaur’s directions, constable Sarabjit Singh got Gurdeep’s signatures on a blank paper, on which ‘razinama’ was written as per the dictation of Randhir and Nirpinder,” states the challan.
On June 29, 2020, middleman Bhagwan was caught red-handed while taking ₹1 lakh bribe, and a case was registered. Gurdeep had told the CBI that he had already paid ₹2 lakh to Jaswinder for not lodging a cheating case.
The case is now listed for January 25.