Vishal was in news for all wrong rea­sons

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CHANDI­GARH: Vishal, an ac­cused in the mur­der case of Dr Kaura, re­mained in news for all the wrong rea­sons at the PGI.

The 36-year-old JE at the PGI used to work with a pri­vate tele­phone op­er­a­tor be­fore join­ing the PGI in late 1990s.

He rose in his ca­reer at the in­sti­tute al­legedly be­cause of his close li­ai­son with top of­fi­cials. He came into con­tact with the of­fi­cials when the in­sti­tute was in process of up­grad­ing its in­ter­nal tele­phone ex­change.

Ac­cord­ing to sources in the PGI'S en­gi­neer­ing depart­ment, he first joined as hos­pi­tal at­ten­dant. In 2001, he was se­lected for the post of ju­nior en­gi­neer in the tele­phone ex­change as he had the re­quired qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

In the PGI, Vishal al­legedly would tap land­line phones of var­i­ous top of­fi­cials of the in­sti­tute on the di­rec­tions of one of the se­nior of­fi­cials of Nehru Hos­pi­tal.

Sources said in re­cent years many com­plaints were lodged against him for de­lib­er­ately dam­ag­ing the tele­phone ex­change by tam­per­ing with the at­ten­dant con­soles in the PGI'S pri­vate branch ex­change.

On Fri­day morn­ing, Vishal's wife ap­proached the PGI se­cu­rity depart­ment, com­plain­ing that he had not come back home since Thurs­day evening.

When the PGI se­cu­rity depart­ment of­fi­cials ac­com­pa­nied her to the po­lice post, they came to know that he had been ar­rested for Dr Kaura's mur­der.

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