Punjab AIG arrested in corruption case sent to judicial custody

The district court on Monday sent Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) of Punjab Police Ashish Kapoor to judicial custody. Kapoor was produced in the court after his three-day police remand ended.

Kapoor was arrested on October 6 by the Vigilance Bureau (VB) after registering a case under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act on a complaint from Kurukshetra resident Poonam Rajan. Poonam accused him of taking a bribe of Rs 1 crore from him to clear the name of him and his family in a case registered at Zirakpur police station.

Kapoor, posted as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in the Punjab Intelligence Department, was sent to Patiala Jail and will be produced before the court on October 31.

Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Harjinder Singh, who was then posted in Zirakpur, was also arrested in the case and is in judicial custody, while the then Station House Officer (SHO) of Zirakpur Pawan Kumar is yet to be charged.

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