A day after CBI raids, Punjab govt transfers Ferozepur IG Dhillon
Mukhwinder Singh Chinna will be the new Ferozepur IG.punjab Updated: Aug 19, 2018 08:58 IST
A day after the CBI arrested a middleman for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh on behalf of Ferozepur inspector general (IG) of police Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the Punjab government transferred the officer on Saturday. Dhillon has been posted as IG (human rights).
According to a government orders, Mukhwinder Singh Chinna will be the new Ferozepur IG.
The probe agency carried out searches at Dhillon’s house in Patiala and his official residence in Ferozepur on Friday after the middleman, Ashok Goyal, named the officer during interrogation.
The CBI also questioned Dhillon at his residence. The action was taken on the complaint of a retired SSP, vigilance bureau, Patiala, Shiv Kumar Sharma, who alleged that he was being falsely implicated in a case registered against him for which an SIT was formed by Dhillon.
Sharma said IG Dhillon had made him the main accused in a case involving torture of patwari Mohan Singh. Sharma was earlier absolved of these charges, but after an inquiry, Dhillon renamed him in the case.
Sharma, who is out on interim bail, alleged that Dhillon demanded bribe for diluting the case.
First Published: Aug 19, 2018 08:58 IST