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ETO suicide: Ex-vigilance SP reinstated, posted in GRP

PPS officer Amandeep Kaur’s name figured in the suicide case of, excise and taxation officer (ETO) Ranjit Singh in 2011.

punjab Updated: Jul 18, 2017 23:26 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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The Punjab government has ordered reinstatement of a woman Punjab Police Service (PPS) officer Amandeep Kaur, whose name figured in the suicide case of, excise and taxation officer (ETO) Ranjit Singh in 2011.

Amandeep has been posted as superintendent of police (SP operations), government railway police, Ludhiana.

According to her posting orders, it has been recorded that she was reinstated, pending inquiry on July 10, 2017, and joined on duty on July 12, 2017.

Senior IPS officer, now posted as ADGP, special task force, Harpreet Sidhu, as IGP, along with senior IAS officer Manasvi Kumar, had conducted an inquiry into the ETO’s suicide. The deceased was arrested on bribery charges by a VB team led by superintendent of police (SP) Amandeep Kaur in March 2011.

Soon after his release on bail, Ranjit Singh had poisoned himself to death.

The probe report had revealed how the SP, then posted at the Ludhiana VB office, had fraudulently trapped the ETO with the help of the other accused traders Rajinder and Rajiv Sood, head constable Harminder Singh and one Paramjit Singh.

The district court, Mohali, had framed charges of abetment to suicide against the SP in May 2014.

First Published: Jul 18, 2017 23:26 IST