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Controversial Punjab SP booked for sexual harassment

Salwinder-Singh-ani (File) Controversial Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh

Controversial Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh was booked on Thursday for allegedly sexually harassing five women personnel of the force, police said.

Police teams have been dispatched to various places to nab Singh, who is on the run, they said.

Earlier, the sexual harassment committee of Punjab Police had summoned him to respond to the allegations levelled against him by five policewomen, police said.

Singh, a Superintendent of Police rank officer, has been asked to appear on Friday before Inspector General Gurpreet Deo, who heads the committee, police said.

He was summoned after the alleged victims, who deposed before the committee last month and submitted a signed statement listing their allegations, stood by their complaint, police said.

The policewomen posted at Gurdaspur police headquarters had accused Singh of harassing them, a charge rejected by him.

Police said a written copy of the statement of the alleged victims was given to the SP, asking him to respond to it.

Singh was mired in a controversy over the terrorist attack at Pathankot air base. He and two others were claimed to have been abducted by the Pakistani terrorists, who used their mobile phones to contact their families and handlers in that country. They had also snatched the vehicle Singh was travelling in.

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