Chandigarh: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Punjab Police has obtained an arrest warrant from the court against sacked AIG Rajjit Singh and started further proceedings.
According to police officials, the STF has not been able to trace the whereabouts of sacked police officer Rajjit Singh.
In search of the former SSP, continuous raids were carried out by police teams in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi, but no concrete information has been received due to the disappearance of Rajjit Singh.
The STF has obtained an arrest warrant from a Mohali court. After this, the process of declaring Rajjit a proclaimed offender in the court will be initiated, police officials said.
According to the police sources, Rajjit Singh has remained posted as SHO to become district police chief and he is fully aware of how to protect himself from the police. His mobile phones were also switched off a few days before Rajjit Singh was nominated by the STF.
On April 17, the Punjab Home Department had ordered the dismissal of controversial Punjab Police officer Rajjit Singh and his name in a drug smuggling case.
Acting on these orders, the STF had named the dismissed police officer the next day under sections 120B, 218 and 384, as well as sections 59 and 39 of the NDPS Act.
These sections have been invoked on the basis of points raised by the three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by retired DGP Siddharth Chattopadhyaya in its reports.
Rajjit Singh has also been named in a drug smuggling case registered by the then STF chief Harpreet Singh Sidhu against Inspector (sacked) Inderjit Singh. According to sit reports, innocent people were implicated in drug trafficking cases and ransoms were collected. The SIT has not mentioned the name of any other police officer other than Rajjit Singh in its reports, but it has definitely said that further investigation is required in the matter.
The STF should have also sought information from the former SSP’s servants and family members but nothing worked out. The STF had also issued an LOC informing all airports in the country about the sacked police officer, but there is a possibility of him flying abroad.