Suspecting assembly with singer Karan Aujla, smuggler Gurdeep Singh Rano shifted to Patiala jail : The Tribune India

Nikhil Bhardwaj

Tribune Information Service

Ludhiana, April 18

Within the Ludhiana Central jail incident by which Punjabi singer Karan Aujla and several other others got alleged VVIP therapy by Jail Superintendent Rajiv Arora and a gathering between singer and infamous smuggler Gurdeep Singh Rano was allegedly felicitated on the jail, Extra Director Basic of Police (prisons) PK Sinha directed the Prisons Division to shift smuggler Rano to Patiala with speedy impact.

Confirming this to The Tribune, the ADGP mentioned: “Smuggler Rano was shifted to the Patiala jail because the Ludhiana Central Jail superintendent, Rajiv Arora, had confronted the allegation of felicitating a gathering between the singer and the smuggler on the jail. For the reason that jail superintendent faces this allegation, Rano has instantly been shifted to the Patiala jail. The DIG’s probe nevertheless didn’t discover any conclusive proof of assembly between the singer and the smuggler on the jail. Nonetheless, the division took a critical word of the state of affairs to forestall any such allegations sooner or later.”

Notably after the incident occurred on April 7, Minister of Jails Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa had requested the ADGP (prisons) to probe the matter and repair the duty of the Jail Superintendent if the latter had resorted to any negligence. Afterwards, the ADGP had despatched DIG (jails) SS Saini to conduct a probe into the matter and submit report. Two days in the past the DIG submitted a report back to the ADGP and the latter had despatched a report back to the state authorities.

The ADGP, nevertheless, didn’t remark whether or not his probe discovered the Jail Superintendent responsible or harmless. When Aujla visited the jail, official escort gypsy of Ludhiana Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu had led the cavelcade of the singer to the jail. The police had additionally submitted a report on this regard to the police headquarters after inquiring from the jail and checking CCTV footages of Good Metropolis cameras.

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