Punjab Police books controversial SP Salwinder Singh for rape, corruption

The Gurdaspur Police registered a rape and corruption case on Thursday against Salwinder Singh, Superintendent of Police, who was cleared of suspicion by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the Pathankot terror attack probe, reported The Tribune.

According to the report, a complaint was filed by the victim's husband through Chief Minister’s online sangat darshan. Singh used to frequent the Gurudaspur-based victim's house in connection with a criminal case registered against her husband and reportedly asked her to develop a physical relationship with him if she wanted to see her husband acquitted in the case.

Salwinder Singh. Image courtesy: ANI/Twitter

Salwinder Singh. Image courtesy: ANI/Twitter

A probe conducted by the Pathankot SP (Headquarters) found him guilty based on the call records of Singh and the victim. The police are on the lookout and Singh will be arrested soon, a police officer was quoted as saying in The Tribune report.

Singh, who had claimed that he was abducted by the terrorists who attacked the Pathankot Indian Air Force base in January this year, was under NIA scanner following suspicion that he was part of the drug racket being run in the bordering districts of Pathankot and Gurdaspur.

Singh is also facing a Punjab Police enquiry for sexual harassment following a complaint by five policewomen. He was summoned to join the probe in this case.

In another enquiry ordered by the Punjab DGP, Singh was accused of bigamy by a woman from Tanda town in Hoshiarpur district. She had also alleged that Singh had a teenage son with her.

Police sources said that raids are being conducted at various places to arrest the officer who is believed to be on the run.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Aug 04, 2016 21:21 PM

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