Dismissed AIG Rajjit Singh Absconding After Bail Revoked in Drug Trafficking Case

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Vigilance Teams on the Hunt for Fugitive AIG as Investigation Takes a Turn

AIG Rajjit Singh

MOHALI: In a significant turn of events, former AIG Rajjit Singh Hundal, who had been dismissed in connection with a drug trafficking case, has once again gone into hiding after his bail was revoked. Vigilance teams are now actively searching for his whereabouts.

Rajjit Singh made a brief appearance before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Special Task Force (STF) in Phase 4, Mohali, last Friday, in response to court orders. He was set to join the investigation after obtaining relief in three cases filed against him. However, the Punjab and Haryana High Court delivered a setback to his legal proceedings by rejecting his bail application on Friday evening. The case pertained to the Vigilance Bureau's allegations of unexplained assets beyond known sources of income.

Following the court's decision, Rajjit Singh once again went into hiding, evading law enforcement authorities. On the same evening, a vigilance team conducted a raid at his residence in Sector 69, hoping to apprehend him. However, it was discovered that Rajjit Singh was not at home, and his mobile phone was switched off.

An official from the Special Task Force (STF) stated that the court had ordered Rajjit Singh to participate in the investigation on two separate FIRs for ten consecutive days, with specific hours for questioning. However, Rajjit Singh failed to cooperate after the court's ruling on Friday. The authorities are now preparing to send a written notice to Rajjit Singh, urging him to comply with the investigation requirements by Monday.

Rajjit Singh's history is marked by controversy, as he first gained notoriety in 2013 when he obtained a fake death certificate claiming he was a victim of terrorist violence. This fraudulent certificate was intended to secure a medical seat for his daughter, but the deception was exposed, resulting in her disqualification. Presently, Rajjit Singh faces three separate cases related to drug trafficking and amassing wealth beyond his legitimate sources of income.