Chandigarh property seizure case: police say they have no knowledge of a policeman’s Canadian citizenship

Chandigarh Police said Monday they had no knowledge of Canadian citizenship taken by an accused police inspector in the Area 37 property seizure case

ThroughHT correspondent, Chandigarh

Chandigarh police said on Monday they had no knowledge of Canadian citizenship taken by a police inspector charged in the Area 37 property seizure case.

UT administration prosecutor Ashu Mohan Punchhi informed the magistrate’s court of Judge Avneesh Jhingan that he had no record of the officer seeking permission for the same.

It was on November 23 that UT police opposed his request for bail. They asked for time to file a situation report, including how the police officer obtained permanent residence in Canada despite being in government service.

Now suspended, Rajdeep Singh is charged in a land seizure case also involving former journalist Sanjeev Mahajan, real estate agent Manish Gupta, Satpal Dagar, brother of a UT deputy police superintendent and Gurpreet Singh, who impersonated the owner of the property, Rahul Mehta, to sign his bill of sale in March 2019. The FIR was registered on March 2.

Monday’s submission was made during Rajdeep Singh’s bail application. Meanwhile, the court postponed the hearing to February 3 on his plea and another plea presented by Mahajan who sought the overturn of a second FIR registered against him in November for allegedly threatening a witness in a case of murder recorded in 2019. Mahajan, who is behind bars in the case, had claimed he was the victim of the vindictive attitude of the police, whose senior officers created a false story and manipulated a plaintiff against him.

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