In a major setback to former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini, a special court on Saturday rejected the anticipatory bail application in a corruption case filed against him by Punjab's Vigilance Bureau.
While rejecting the anticipatory bail, the Additional District and Sessions Judge Parminder Singh Grewal, observed that the case was registered following a detailed inquiry by the VB and on the basis of documents.
The court also observed that Sumedh Singh Saini had stated that he was not known to Nimratdeep Singh and his father. He said that he met them during the signing of the rent agreement and the agreement to sell.
However, Sumedh Saini’s own accounts showed that he had paid Rs 45 lakh to Nimratdeep and his father following the signing of the rent deed.
Meanwhile, a plea was filed by Saini seeking anticipatory bail through his counsel HS Dhanoya and APS Deol in the court of the Additional Sessions Judge on Thursday.
It is pertinent to mention that Sumedh Saini and 6 others were booked by the Vigilance Bureau under Sections 109, 120-B of the IPC and the PC Act.
The Vigilance team also raided Saini’s residence in Sector 20 to arrest him. It also continued searching his house for hours.