Punjab DGP warns of ‘black sheep’ after sacking 3 policemen for fabricating drug cases against two men


PTI

Chandigarh, July 25

Police said on Monday that three policemen, including an inspector from Punjab, were dismissed from service after fabricating a drug case against two people and extorting them.

Inspector Parminder Singh Bajwa, Assistant Sub-Inspector Angrezi Singh and Head Constable Joginder Singh posted in Narcotic Control Cell in Ferozepur have been suspended from service.

Police said the accused were dismissed under Article 311(2) of the Constitution.

A team from Anti-Narcotic Cell, Ferozepur, led by Inspector Bajwa, ASI Angrej and HC Joginder, along with other police officers had arrested two persons on July 20, and allegedly planted 1 kg on them and charged them with drug cases. was implicated in Heroin and showing recovery of five lakh rupees from their possession. Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav gave this information.

The DGP said in a statement that Bajwa had registered a case against the two persons at the Ferozepur Cantonment police station under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

Clearly, the recovery seemed suspicious to the Ferozepur SSP, who had started investigating the matter internally.

Meanwhile, the police also received a complaint from a person who alleged that one of his employees was duped by the accused police officers of lakhs of rupees.

He said that during the investigation it came to light that the accused had called the recovery as concocted and raised two persons with the intention of extorting extortion from them.

When the accused were confronted during interrogation, they had no explanation.

Later, the trio absconded, adding to the police’s suspicion about their role, the DGP said.

Bajwa was dismissed by Inspector General of Police, Ferozepur Range, Jaskaran Singh, while Angrej and Joginder were dismissed by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ferozepur, Surendra Lamba for gross negligence in their services.

Yadav said that “black sheep” in uniform will not be tolerated and if any police officer or officer is found indulging in any kind of misconduct, he will be dealt with strictly.