A day after arresting its Deputy Superintendent of Police Faridkot (DSP) for allegedly accepting a bribe, Punjab Police on Thursday decided to transfer the case to its Vigilance Office to ensure “a free investigation, fair and impartial”.
New Director General of Punjab Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav said the decision to hand over the matter to the Punjab Vigilance Bureau for further investigation was taken as the bureau was a specialized investigative agency in dealing with corruption cases.
Faridkot DSP, Lakhvir Singh was arrested by Tarn Taran Police on Wednesday for allegedly accepting Rs 10 lakh as a bribe from a drug supplier instead of not naming him in the FIR registered under the NDPS law.
According to the case details, Tarn Taran district police arrested a drug dealer – identified as Pishora Singh – from a petrol pump near Patti Morh and recovered 250 grams of opium and Rs 1 lakh in drug money in his possession on Sunday.
The accused Pishora, a resident of Model Boparai village, was already wanted in an FIR filed on June 30, in which his aide, Surjit Singh of Mari Megha village, was arrested with 900 grams of opium. On Pishora Singh’s disclosure, police have so far recovered Rs 9.97 lakh of the bribe money in cash.