Chandigarh: The anti-drug special task force (STF) has now summoned Raj Jit Singh, senior superintendent of police (SSP), Moga, for questioning in a smuggling case, on Sunday.
In a major step following the arrest of Punjab Police inspector Inderjit Singh by the anti-drug special task force, the agency summoned Raj Jit Singh, who was SSP of Tarn Taran in 2013 when Inderjit was posted there in the crime investigation agency (CIA), reads a note in Hindustan Times.
As per reports Raj Jit Singh is the first serving SSP summoned in a drug-related case in the past at least five years. He had made headlines in 2013 when a certificate of his “death in a terror attack” was submitted by his daughter for quota admission in MBBS at Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. The forgery was spotted during the counselling session; and Raj Jit Singh had later said it was a “goof-up”.
In the express matter, senior officials stated to Hindustan Times, that Inderjit was a “blue-eyed boy” of Raj Jit, hence his role in questionable acquittals in drug cases handled by Inderjit needs to be investigated.
The STF has already booked a then-DSP of Tarn Taran, Jaswant Singh, in the case. Raj Jit has been asked to appear before the agency in Ludhiana on Sunday, confirmed the STF chief, additional director general of police (ADGP) Harpreet Sidhu.
During his police remand, the STF claims to have found that Inderjit had closeness with Raj Jit that “extended beyond their professional relationship”. When Raj Jit got transferred from Tarn Taran to Hoshiapur, Inderjit was also shifted and made CIA in-charge there. When he was arrested, he was again in the process of transfer to Moga, where Raj Jit is posted now, said STF sources.
Raj Jit, when contacted, said he had not yet received any summons.