Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed his pre-arrest bail on Friday
Chandigarh, October 21, 2023: Vigilance Bureau failed to trace sacked AIG Raj Jit Singh Hundal in a corruption case today. The Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Raj Jit Singh Hundal in a corruption case.
According to the news published in The Tribune, Raj Jit reportedly went underground last evening immediately after the issuance of the order. Thus, he defied directions of the Supreme Court to appear before two separate teams of the Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday.
Vigilance sources said raids were conducted at various places, but he remained untraced. The Vigilance wants his custody to probe allegations of corruption and possessing disproportionate assets.
In an affidavit to the high court, the Vigilance claimed that Raj Jit and his family did transactions to the tune of Rs 13 crore in the past 10 years, which were beyond his known sources of income.
Meanwhile, sources revealed that the STF has prepared a detailed questionnaire about his service and cases handled by him.
The apex court had directed him to appear before another team of the STF probing allegations of extortion made against him in which he allegedly duped people by falsely framing them in drug smuggling/peddling cases.
The Supreme Court had asked him to appear before one team of the STF from 10 am to 1 pm in a case related to helping drug-tainted dismissed cop Inderjit Singh.