Complainant questions clean chit to Inspector, moves court
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In a rare development, a complainant in a corruption case, investigated by the CBI, on Thursday moved the court against the investigating agency alleging that it had given a clean chit to the key accused in the case, an Inspector with the Chandigarh Police.
Complainant Gagan Gupta said despite having "sufficient and cogent evidence" against Inspector Dilsher Singh, the CBI had dropped him from the corruption case. The 40-year-old complainant said Dilsher should be arraigned and prosecuted.
Taking note, the special CBI court issued notices to the CBI asking it to respond within a week to the accusations levelled by the complainant.
Gupta appeared in the court and orally told the judge that he had repeatedly told the CBI about the involvement of Inspector Dilsher but to no avail. Left with no option, the complainant said he prepared the application. In the application, the complainant said "CBI has given clean chit to Inspector Dilsher without considering evidence. There is sufficient evidence against him (Dilsher)... I have deposed against Dilsher. He may be summoned and tried".
It was on August 11, 2010, when the CBI had arrested four persons: Inspector Dilsher Singh, the then SHO of Industrial Area Police Station, Sub-Inspector Hans Raj of the same police station, Satwant Sethi and Jujhar Singh Sethi (who own a tea stall).
The four were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Gupta had alleged that Dilsher and Hans Raj had demanded a bribe of Rs 1 lakh to favour him in a case of cheating in which he was granted anticipatory bail by the court. Inspector Dilsher was arrested from the spot. A year later, on May 4, 2011, the CBI filed the chargesheet in the case.
Though the chargesheet was filed against the Sub-Inspector and two others, Inspector Dilsher's name was dropped.
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