In a major step following the arrest of Punjab Police inspector Inderjit Singh by the anti-drug special task force in a smuggling case, the agency has now summoned Raj Jit Singh, senior superintendent of police, Moga, for questioning on Sunday.Raj Jit, who was SSP of Tarn Taran in 2013 when Inderjit was posted there in the crime investigation agency, is the first serving SSP summoned in a drug-related case in the past at least five years.
He had made headlines in 2013 when a certificate of his “death in a terror attack” was submitted by his daughter for quota admission in MBBS at Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. The forgery was spotted during the counselling session; and Raj Jit Singh had later said it was a “goof-up”.In the express matter, senior officials in STF that Inderjit was a “blue-eyed boy” of Raj Jit; hence his role in questionable acquittals in drug cases handled by Inderjit needs to be investigated.
“Inderjit could not have dared to make efforts to free accused in drug cases without informing his seniors. He was a head constable and given ad Hoc promotion as assistant sub-inspector.ASI was deputed as investigating officer in cases of drug recovery is also a violation of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act,” an investigator said.
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