Jalandhar, Might 31
On a day Deputy Director, Enforcement Directorate, Niranjan Singh, who dealt with high-profile drug instances and summoned bigwigs, together with Punjab ministers, retired from service, the Ministry of Finance as we speak issued a chargesheet and ordered a probe towards him for allegedly failing to take care of integrity and misusing workplace over a case associated to singer Diljit Dosanjh. The ED capabilities below the ministry.
May have achieved extra
I consider I might have achieved extra. I had desired higher outcomes out of all my investigations. – Niranjan Singh, Deputy Director (retd), ED
As per the chargesheet, the officer was investigating a FEMA case towards the singer when he reportedly acquired him to carry out on the marriage ceremony of his daughter in November 2016. Then ED Joint Director Girish Bali has been made a witness within the case. Niranjan had allegedly paid the singer Rs 2 lakh, which was fairly much less given the prevailing quantity charged by singers, it claims.
Niranjan stated the singer had carried out only for an hour and he paid him by cheque. A troublesome taskmaster, Niranjan throughout his stint with the ED dealt with some key instances, together with these involving alleged drug lord Raja Kandola, dismissed DSP Jagdish Bhola and a few Akali leaders. He even summoned CM Capt Amarinder Singh’s son Raninder Singh twice to his workplace within the alleged FEMA case. Niranjan remained within the news for taking up his personal division. As many as 20 junior crew members have been transferred on the orders of his seniors, reportedly hampering the tempo of investigation. He had approached the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket for a keep on his personal switch whereas investigating a medicine case. Amid strain, Niranjan stop his workplace three years in the past, solely to rejoin later. On his subsequent plans, he stated: “A whole no to politics. I may also not be part of some other job.” — TPR