Himachal Pradesh senior police officer suspended

January 23rd, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Jan 23 (IANS) A senior police officer of Himachal Pradesh has been suspended after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) framed charges against him, an official said Friday.Additional Director General of Police B.S. Thind, who is currently posted in the Himachal Pradesh human rights commission, has been facing charges in a land transaction case in Punjab.

The official said the CBI asked the state home department to place Thind under suspension as charges were framed against him in a Punjab court.

Another case is pending against him in Punjab. He is accused of grabbing land of a Non Resident Indian on a fake power of attorney.

In Himachal Pradesh also, he is facing charges of cheating, conspiracy and intimidation.

On the complaint of a businessman of Chandigarh, the Himachal Pradesh police registered a first information report (FIR) against Thind in June last year.

The complainant, Ashok Mittal, gave an audio CD to the police allegedly having taped evidence against Thind demanding Rs.600,000 for getting his shop vacated from tenants at Parwanoo.

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