Gurdaspur:Controversial former Superintendent of Police Gurdaspur who was mired in the Pathankot airbase attack by Pak-trained militants surrendered before a local court in sexual harassment case on Thursday.
The Gurdaspur police have already registered a case of sexual harassment against him on August 2 last year in which the complainant Rajneesh Kumar, a employee of Powercom Punjab and a resident of this town, had lodged a complaint with then Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in 2005 in which he alleged that he was implicated in a false rape case and SP Salwinder Singh had taken Rs 50,000 to delete his name from the FIR and in the meantime, had developed illicit relations with his wife as the SP used to visit his house on the pretext of conducting probe.
The case against him was registered after Gurleen Singh Khurana, Pathankot SP (Headquarters) conducted a probe which found him guilty following which the DIG (Border Range) Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh had received a complaint from the Director, Bureau of Investigation, before he marked the probe to SP Khurana.
Earlier in January 2016, SP Salwinder Singh was mired in a controversy after a group of terrorists kidnapped him nearly 30 hours before they attacked the Pathankot Air Force station on January 2. The bail of SP Salwinder Singh had already been rejected in sexual case by the additional district and session judge Gurdaspur Kamaljit Singh Lamba on August 11 last year.
Earlier, at least six women police personnel had lodged a complaint with the Director General of Police Suresh Arora last year in which they alleged that they were sexual harassed by SP Salwinder Singh.
On their complaint, the then Inspector General of Police Gurpreet Kaur Deo conducted a thorough probe in which he was found guilty.
Meanwhile, Chief Judicial Magistrate Gurdaspur Rohit Bansal issued an order to send Salwinder Singh to judicial custody for 14 days.