Gurgaon: PG murder: Councillor’s husband, former village head booked for corruption, conspiracy
The accused in the corruption case are Jagbir Singh, a resident of Shikohpur village, and Leelu Ram, former sarpanch of Nathupur.gurgaon Updated: Oct 10, 2017 23:05 IST
The Gurgaon police has registered a case of conspiracy and corruption against the husband of a newly elected councillor and the former village sarpanch of Nathupur after charges were levelled against them that they took money to bail out the accused in a murder case.
The accused in the corruption case are Jagbir Singh, a resident of Shikohpur village, and Leelu Ram, former sarpanch of Nathupur.
According to the police, the two had allegedly taken a sum of Rs 7 lakh each from the accused family to remove their sons’ names from the FIR. The case pertains to the murder of a 20-year-old Ramesh Singh Bisht who was allegedly pushed from the fifth floor of a paying guest (PG) accommodation in DLF Phase-3 on July 5.
The complaint against the duo was lodged by Sukhbir Singh, who is the brother of the murder accused Satbir Singh, the owner of the PG facility.
Bisht belonged to Uttarakhand’s Nainital and had come to Gurgaon to enrol for a course in hotel management along with other men from his village. They were staying at the PG owned by Satbir. Bisht’s death was the fallout of an alleged fight between him and Satbir’s sons on July 5, police said. Police had booked 15 people, including Satbir, his sons and caretakers.
Sub-inspector Manoj Kumar, in-charge, DLF City Phase-3 police station, has also been transferred from the area after the corruption charges were made, police said.
According to Sukhbir’s complaint, Jagbir Singh, a resident of Shikohpur, approached his family and told them that he can help them get their names cleared from the case as the investigation officer “is a friend”. He allegedly demanded Rs 7 lakh for getting the names removed from the FIR, police said.
Despite making the payment, Jagbir did not help them in any way and instead harassed them when they asked him to return the money, the complainant told police.
When they could not get their sons out of the case with the help of Jagbir, they sought the help of the village sarpanch Leelu Ram. His wife was recently elected ward councillor and he agreed to help the family. He allegedly took Rs 7 lakh from them but he too failed to get them out of the murder case, police said.
The family then filed a police complaint about how they were ‘cheated’ by the two men. The complaint also listed the graft charges and police undertook a preliminary probe. When it was found that the charges had merit, a case under Section 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act and 120 B of the IPC was registered against the two men.
“We have registered the case after investigations and will ensure a fair probe of the entire matter,” said inspector Sudeep Kumar, SHO, DLF Phase-2 police station.
First Published: Oct 10, 2017 23:05 IST