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Vigilance arrests Punjab Police AIG Ashish Kapoor for taking Rs.1-cr bribe; DSP, ASI also booked

Chandigarh, October 6, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
The Vigilance Bureau Punjab on Thursday arrested Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Ashish Kapoor, PPS, now posted as Commandant, 4th IRB, Pathankot for taking bribe of Rs. one crore through different cheques. In this case DSP Intelligence Pawan Kumar and ASI Harjinder Singh has also been nominated as accused.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) said in this regard the Bureau has registered a case under sections 7, 7-A Prevention of Corruption Act and 420, 120-B of IPC against the above mentioned accused. Further investigation in this case is under progress.

Giving more details he informed that during posting as Superintendent Jail at Central Jail, Amritsar in 2016, he had got acquainted with a lady named Poonam Rajan of sector 30, Kurukshetra, Haryana who was under judicial remand in the Jail in some case.

When Poonam Rajan, along with her mother Prem Lata, brother Kuldeep Singh and sister-in-law Preeti, was in police remand in a case FIR No. 151/2018 registered under section 420/120-B of IPC at police station Zirakpur, Ashish Kapoor went to the police station and fraudulently convinced Poonam Rajan’s mother Prem Lata to help her getting bail and acquittal from the court.

Adding further he revealed that after this Ashish Kapoor, in connivance with Pawan Kumar, the then SHO, police station Zirakpur and ASI Harjinder Singh, (No. 459/SGR), got Preeti, sister-in-law of Poonam Rajan declared innocent in the case. In lieu of that favour, Ashish Kapoor obtained signatures of Prem Lata on different cheques amounting to Rs. 1,00,00,000 and deposited them under the names of his known ones and got them encashed through ASI Harjinder Singh.

The spokesperson said by doing so, the accused Ashish Kapoor, Pawan Kumar and Harjinder Singh have committed offence under Prevention of Corruption Act and 420, 120-B of IPC and have been nominated as accused the present case.

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