Cleared in Pathankot attack case, SP Salwinder Singh faces arrest on rape charges
Pathankot, Aug 5: Salwinder Singh, the Superintendent of Police who was abducted and released by the terrorists who attacked Pathankot is likely to be arrested soon in connection to a case of alleged rape and corruption. Singh who was the SP of Gurdaspur was moved to Jalandhar in Punjab following the Pathankot attack.
He has been booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well as the Prevention of Corruption Act and an internal inquiry against him is underway.
In the complaint it has been stated that Singh had allegedly sought sexual favours from the wife of a person against whom a criminal case had been registered.
The complainant, a resident of Geeta Bhawan road in Gurdaspur, had alleged that Singh visited his house regularly in connection with the probe. During his visit he had allegedly sought bribe of Rs 50,000 to close the case against him.
Further he has alleged that Singh had forced his wife to develop a physical relationship with him.
An internal inquiry into charges of sexual harassment has been initiated. The police are also probing him under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The police in Punjab say that they are looking to arrest Singh soon.
In addition to this there is another complaint filed by five women constables who have alleged sexual harassment by the officer. Singh will have to appear before the sexual harassment committee and file his reply on the allegations levelled against him.
The women constables had alleged that he harassed them.
Singh had hit the headlines during the Pathankot attack earlier this year. He was questioned by the National Investigation Agency after he had alleged that he was abducted by the terrorists who let him off before taking away his cell phone and vehicle. It was suspected that the same car had been used by the terrorists before they entered into the air force station.
At first questions were raised as to what Singh was doing at the border so late into the night when it did not fall under his jurisdiction. However, after being questioned by the NIA, he was made a witness in the case.