(Sent to police custody till December 12 by Mohali court)
Chandigarh December 8: State Vigilance Bureau today arrested ASI Sanjeev Kumar (No. 572/W) involved in the of fake recruitment of six persons in IT and Telecommunications wing of the Punjab police who had collected illegal gratification of Rs 28.50 lakh to hand over ‘jobletters’ to them.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said the absconding accused ASI today surrendered in the SAS Nagar court and has been remanded to vigilance custody for December 12. As per the inquiry conducted so far by the Bureau into this “illegal and fraudulent” recruitment and prime facie found that a total sum of Rs 28.50 lakh was allegedly paid to ASI Sanjeev Kumar by the illegally recruited constables in December last. The six persons were identified as Anmol Chabba of Kulgara, Nangal; Harjit Sharma and Achar Chand of Karala, Mohali; Gurjant Singh of Mohali; and Davinder Kumar and his brother Jatinder Kumar of Kajheri, Chandigarh.
He further added that on the basis of probe and their documents, the VB has registered a case u/s 406, 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of IPC and 7, 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act at Police Station Phase 11, SAS Nagar. He added that the accused was absconding since August 2017 and has surrendered under tremendous pressure put forth by the vigilance teams who were raiding at his house and his relatives.
The Spokesperson informed that Punjab and Haryana High Court has also rejected his bail plea on August 28 and Bureau has obtained arrest warrant from the trail court on November 11. He said accused ASI has influenced job seekers to recruit them as constables in the IT&T Wing of the state police in lieu of money.
Giving details he added that the accused ASI Sanjeev Kumar have forged the job letters on December 23, 2016 and got diary numbers on various documents, including signatures of the competent authority, He also managed to enlist their roll call in the ‘Rojnamcha’ and their attendance was also being marked, but they got no salary.
He further informed that the accused was also facing two other cases which were registered at police station Talwandi Choudharian in Kapurthala district under section 420 IPC and sector 36 police station Chandigarh under section 325 and 34 of IPC. He added that the Bureau would investigate the matter thoroughly during his custodial interrogation.