Tribune News Service

Jupinderjit Singh
Chandigarh, October 6

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrested AIG Ashish Kapoor on Thursday for committing offenses under sections 7, 7-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, as amended by the PS (Amendment) Act, 2018 and 420, 120-B of the CPC.

It has been learned that AIG Ashish Kapoor, while posted as Superintendent, Central Jail, Amritsar, in 2016, met Poonam Rajan of Kurukshetra, who was under judicial custody in the jail in a particular case.

When Poonam Rajan, along with her mother Prem Lata, brother Kuldeep Singh and sister-in-law Preeti, was in police custody in a case at Zirakpur police station, Kapoor went to the police station and allegedly convinced Rajan’s mother Prem Lata that he would arrange for them bail and release from court.

Kapoor, in collaboration with Pawan Kumar, the then SHO, Police Station, Zirakpur and ASI Harjinder Singh, reportedly acquitted Preeti in the case. He allegedly got signatures from Prem Lata on various checks amounting to 1 crore, deposited them in the names of his known persons and encashed them through ASI.

Then the SHO Pavan and ASI Harjinderwere also arrested along with Kapoor in the case.

Further investigation is underway.

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