DSP told to furnish details his properties in next court hearing
Gurugram, Feb. 18 (Delhi Crown): A Gurugram court on Friday declared suspended IPS officer Dheeraj Setia as a proclaimed offender (PO) and also ordered for attachment of his properties.
Gurugram DSP (Special Task Force) Surender Kumar has been tasked to provide details of Setia’s properties on the next date of court hearing.
Under suspension, Setia has been on the run after he was wanted in a multi-crore heist, running into at least Rs 40 crores (rough estimates).
Besides Setia, two others – gangster Vikas Lagarpuria and Chetan Maan, were also declared as POs. Orders were made to attach their properties as well.
In his order, Gurugram’s Additional Sessions Judge Amit Sehrawat stated – “Intimation in this regard be sent to the SHO of the concerned police station as well as DCP, (HQ), Gurugram. Further proceedings be also initiated against these accused persons. Gurugram DSP (STF) Surender Kumar is directed to provide the details of the properties of these accused on the next date of hearing so that court may initiate the proceedings under Section 83 CrPC.
The Special Task Force (STF) had moved an appeal in the court to declare the trio proclaimed offenders.
Meanwhile, Setia’s counsel Ajay Kumar Verma moved an application in the court to not pass any adverse order against the suspended IPS officer as he had applied for anticipatory bail before the Punjab and Haryana High Court as well as another petition under CrPC section 482 for quashing the orders passed in the present proceedings.
However, the court denied it, highlighting that the High Court had not passed any stay order with regard to the present proceedings, and the proclamation of the accused Dheeraj Kumar Setia has already been affixed at his address.
The incident (of multi crore Rupees heist) dates back to August 4 last year when gangster Lagarpuriya’s men broke into a flat from where the office of a private company was being run. They had decamped with crores of rupees in cash. According to the chargesheet filed by the STF, the theft could be of around Rs 30-40 crore.
The key accused in the theft case, Sachinder Jain Nawal, had alleged that he had given gold, cash and currency in US dollars, worth Rs 2.5 crore, to Setia to hush up the case as he was posted as the Gurgaon DCP.
However, according to Nawal, Setia later returned the money and gold, but kept a few thousand dollars.
This is the first of its kind case in Gurugram whereby a senior IPS officer is said to be involved in such a big money heist.