A day after Punjab Police’s plea to get remand of Faridkot DSP Lakhvir Singh, who become arrested for “traumatic” ₹10 lakh bribe, become rejected by a Patti courtroom, Tarn Taran police arrested ASI’s brother in the graft case

A day after Punjab Police’s plea to get remand of Faridkot deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Lakhvir Singh, who turned into arrested for allegedly stressful a ₹10 lakh bribe in lieu of letting off a drug peddler, became rejected by way of a Patti courtroom, the Tarn Taran police on Friday arrested an assistant sub-inspector (ASI)’s brother in this situation.

The arrested accused, Hira Singh, is the brother of ASI Rashpal Singh, who become posted at the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Patti’s workplace. ASI Rashpal Singh and one Nishan Singh are also accused inside the case and they’re absconding.

“Hira Singh become produced in a Patti courtroom on Friday, and we’ve got got his two-day police remand,” stated a senior police authentic.

The DSP was arrested on Thursday after the Tarn Taran district police had arrested a drug supplier recognized as Pishora Singh from a petrol pump close to Patti Morh after improving 250 grams of opium and ₹1 lakh drug cash from his possession on Sunday. Accused Pishora, a resident of Model Boparai village in Tarn Taran, turned into wanted in an FIR dated June 30, 2022, in which his aide Surjit Singh of Mari Megha village in Tarn Taran changed into arrested with 900 grams of opium.

Surjit found out that he had purchased opium from Pishora, who is the primary drug provider.

When police began undertaking raids to arrest him, Pishora tried to bribe Patti CIA in-charge with the aid of offering ₹7-eight lakh through ASI Rashpal Singh in lieu of not arresting and nominating him in this example, however the in-charge refused to simply accept the bribe.

Later, Pishora met Rashpal’s brother Hira Singh via his acquaintance Nishan Singh of Sito village in Tarn Taran and together they approached DSP Lakhvir, who additionally befell to be the cousin of Hira Singh, in which the DSP negotiated the agreement at ₹10 lakh to help the drug dealer, Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav had said, adding that the accused DSP told Hira to hold the quantity with him.

On the disclosure of Pishora Singh, the police recovered ₹nine.97 lakh from Hira Singh’s house.

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