The Vigilance Bureau (VB) Punjab today recovered Rs. 30 lakh from dismissed Inspector of Police Parminder Singh Bajwa from the house of his in-laws at village Samey Wali in Muktsar district.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the VB said the absconding Inspector Bajwa has been arrested on September 22 from Raipur, Jhalagrah district in Rajasthan in a joint operation of the Punjab Police and the VB. After this a Ferozepur court has sent him on four days police remand to the VB.
Giving more details, he informed that a complainant Bhanwar Lal, resident of Parik Baas, police station Kalu, Bikaner, Rajasthan had lodged a police complaint on 20 July 2022 that his brother Ashok Joshi, residing at Ludhiana, had dispatched his employee named Gautam with a taxi driver Kawaljit Singh to get a payment amounting to Rs.86 lakh from Moga.
But on the fateful day, the above said Inspector Bajwa (348/Ferozepur) along with a Assistant Sub-Inspector Angrej Singh (145/Ferozepur) and Rajpal Singh (1235/Ferozepur) and Head Constable Joginder Singh (145/Ferozepur) waylaid the taxi and confiscated the whole amount i.e. 86 lakh from the employee of his brother and taxi driver.
He informed that in order to misappropriate this amount, the above mentioned police officials have registered a false case under NDPS act at Ferozpur Cantt police station while showing a recovery of 1 KG heroin and Rs.5,00,00 pertaining to the drug money from Gautam and taxi driver.
Taking a swift action on the complaint the Punjab Police had registered a separate case against all the above said police officials and arrested both the ASIs Angrej Singh and Rajpal Singh and Head Constable Joginder Singh who have been lodged in the jail, he said.
The spokesperson further informed that the case was transferred to the VB while the accused Inspector Bajwa was on the run who is now under police remand. Further investigation in this case is under progress, he added.