Kingpin’s brother helped sus­pended SHO in flee­ing: Po­lice

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - NEWS - Su­nil Ra­har su­nil.ku­mar3@htlive.com

JAS­BIR SINGH HAD BEEN ON THE RUN SINCE HIS NAME CROPPED UP IN KHARKHAUDA SCAM; WAS AR­RESTED ON JUNE 24 FROM RO­HTAK

RO­HTAK: A day af­ter the spe­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tion team (SIT) con­sti­tuted to look into the miss­ing liquor case ar­rested the sus­pended Kharkhauda SHO, Jas­bir Singh, who was on the run since April 30, the in­spec­tor con­fessed to his in­volve­ment in the scam.

Sonepat su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Jashan­deep Randhawa said Jas­bir told them that he fled to Gu­jarat from Jha­j­jar on April 30 af­ter he was trans­ferred to the Po­lice Lines when his name sur­faced in the case.

“He told the SIT he had trav­elled in a taxi and got sup­port through­out. Jas­bir said that he had also bought a new phone and a sim card while on the run,” he added.

“Dur­ing this pe­riod, kingpin Bhupin­der Singh’s brother Ji­ten­der re­mained in reg­u­lar touch with him via phone. He also ar­ranged for the sus­pended SHO’s stay. Names of four liquor traders also cropped up on the first day of Jas­bir’s re­mand,” the SP said.

Randhawa said they were try­ing to iden­tify other peo­ple who might have helped him.

A cop privy to the de­vel­op­ment, on the con­di­tion of anonymity, said, “The SHO has re­vealed that he had been in­volved in the scam for past 18 months, but got ex­posed dur­ing the lock­down.”

The SIT had caught Jas­bir Singh from Ro­htak on Wed­nes­day and pro­duced him in a lo­cal court that sent him in five-day po­lice re­mand.

It may be men­tioned here that 5,500 boxes of liquor had gone miss­ing from the godown owned by Bhupin­der Singh’s mother early in May.

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