Former Moga SSP Accused of Cooperation since 26 September

Raj Jeet Singh was granted leave on September 20 after his name comes in Drugs Case.

Punjab Police Service officer Raj Jeet Singh has been on leave since September 24 after being questioned by Punjab Special Task Force chief ADGP Harpreet Sidhu about his suspected cooperation with suspended inspector Inderjit Singh in a drugs case.

According to official documents obtained by The Indian Express, Raj Jeet, who was acting as Vigilance Bureau Senior Superintendent of Police at Ropar, was granted leave on September 20.

This came a day after the Congress government in Punjab changed guard, with Charanjit Singh Channi succeeding Captain Amarinder Singh as Chief Minister.

The former SSP went on leave from September 24 to October 22, a day before the Punjab Congress administration appointed Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota as officiating DGP while regular DGP Dinkar Gupta went on leave.

Singh notified the Vigilance Bureau on October 22 that he was recommended to take a 15-day medical break after visiting an orthopaedic doctor at Mohali Civil Hospital for “immense back pain”.

VB requested a report from the Mohali Civil Surgeon on October 28 by appointing a medical board, as it was submitted on November 15, justifying Raj Jeet’s medical rest. The

Punjab and Haryana High Court had ordered a transfer of investigations from the STF led by Harpreet Singh Sidhu, but the court had ordered the formation of an SIT led by Chattopadhyaya to investigate Raj Jeet’s alleged collusion with Inspector Inderjit Singh.

Past negligence in dealing with the issue has added to the problem, remarked Punjab Advocate General Deepinder Singh Patwalia in his opinion on December 1, as mentioned in the FIR.

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