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Posted at: Oct 12, 2018, 12:08 AM; last updated: Oct 12, 2018, 12:08 AM (IST)

Man jailed for three years in corruption case

Our Legal Correspondent
Ludhiana, October 11

A local court has convicted one Vijay Kumar Singh in a corruption case. He has been ordered to undergo rigorous imprisonment for three years.

Vijay Kumar was accused of taking money in the name of police for getting released an NRI from custody.

Additional Public Prosecutor APS Virk said a case was registered at Salem Tabri in February, 2012, following the complaint of victim’s son Amandeep Singh.

The complainant told the police that his father Beant Lal had returned from America after seven years in May, 2011. On May 23, a police party came to their house in a government vehicle and arrested his father, stating that a complaint is pending against him before DSP Naginder Singh Rana. Later, the accused struck deal for getting his father released from the police custody and took Rs 2.5 lakh as illegal gratification, said the complainant. After which, the Vijay Kumar and his accomplices started demanding more money.

After appreciating the evidence on record, the court found Vijay Singh guilty. Whereas, the other accused — Harbhajan Singh of Dhak Majra village — was acquitted


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