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Former Punjab top cop sent to judicial custody
September 11, 2007 14:57 IST
Former Punjab police chief S S Virk was remanded to 15 days of judicial custody on Monday, as the senior IPS officer could not be questioned during his two-day police remand due to his hospitalisation.
The Vigilance Bureau had filed an application in the court asking that Virk be sent to judicial custody. He was hospitalised soon after his arrest when he complained of high blood pressure.
Virk was arrested from Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi on Sunday for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, misuse of official position and harbouring an offender (former terrorist Sukhwinder Singh Sukhi alias Harjit Singh Kahlon).
The bureau said that it would seek Virk's police remand by filing an application at a later date, only after the 1970 batch Maharashtra cadre IPS officer became fit to face interrogation after his discharge from the hospital.
The court also granted the Bureau's request that on humanitarian grounds Patiala Central jail authorities should take Virk's custody at the hospital itself.
The Bureau said that it had recovered some incriminating documents about properties allegedly owned by Virk and he needed to be questioned about them.