Punjab Police officer booked for rape, graft

Chandigarh, Aug 4 (IANS) Punjab Police has booked one of its controversial officer Salwinder Singh for rape and corruption.

The case against Salwinder, who is a superintendent of police (SP), has been registered by the Gurdaspur police.

Singh was in the spotlight after he alleged that he was abducted by Pakistani terrorists who later attacked the Pathankot Air Force base using his SUV early in January this year.

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

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.

In the Pathankot terrorist attack case Singh was questioned by National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials over his abduction claims following inconsistencies in his version of the abduction and that of his two companions.

He was later given a clean chit by the NIA.



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