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Punjab DGP withdraws order to lodge FIR against ex-DIGs

By IndianMandarins- 03 May 2022


Chandigarh (03.05.2022): Punjab director general of police (DGP) VK Bhawra has taken a U-turn to withdraw orders to register a case under the NDPS Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act against two former deputy inspectors general of police (prisons) for allegedly disposing of drugs seized from Ferozepur jail inmates at their own level without informing higher authorities.
The DGP had approved action against the two former DIGs of the prison department, Lakhminder Singh Jakhar and Sukhdev Singh Saggu, following an inquiry by the Bureau of Investigation (BOI) last December. 
Jakhar is a close relative of Aam Aadmi Party Atam Nagar MLA Kulwant Singh Sidhu. Jakhar and Saggu were indicted by the inquiry carried out the BOI’s inspector general (IG) Gautam Cheema. The probe report concluded that against 241 seizures of intoxicants and mobile phones from inmates, the DIGs allegedly reported only one incident to the police. 

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