Sanjay Popli Ias Biography: When a team from the Vigilance Bureau went to Popli’s Chandigarh home to conduct a search, 26-year-old Kartik shot himself in the head his mother claims he was tortured. When a team from the Vigilance Bureau was conducting a search in Sector 11 of Chandigarh on Saturday afternoon, they found the body of 26-year-old Kartik Popli, the sole son of senior Punjab IAS official Sanjay Popli, who was arrested on corruption charges on Monday.
He reportedly shot himself in the head on the first floor of the home as Kartik’s mother yelled foul, police added. In order to get Kartik to the hospital, the cops had to smash open his door and hurry him there, where he was certified dead. Kartik shot himself in the head using a legal firearm. Initial investigation indicates that he took his own life,” said senior superintendent of police Kuldeep Singh Chahal of Chandigarh police.
The director of pensions, Sanjay Popliin, was detained by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Monday in a corruption case. While serving as the CEO of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board, the 2008-batch Indian Administrative Services (IAS) official was detained in a tender-related crime. The board’s assistant secretary, Sandeep Wats, has also been taken into custody.
It is stated that he was “humiliated and tormented” by the Vigilance Bureau. The VB squad and Kartik, a law graduate, got into a fight, according to family lore. Outside the home, Popli’s widow said, “First Sanjay was accused in a fake case, and now they shot my son.” Under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), the police have begun an inquest.
Sanjay Kumar, a Karnal-based government contractor, filed a complaint against Popli, according to the VB. Kumar said that Popli and Wats were asking a 1% fee for the payment of invoices for Nawanshahr’s sewage pipeline bids, which had been awarded. He said that on January 13, 2022, he got a call from Wats indicating that Popli had sought a bribe of 7 lakh after he was awarded the deal for 7.3 crore.
At Sector 20 in Chandigarh, Kumar says he withdrew 3.5 lakh from his bank account and gave it over to Wats. It was stated that Wats made a 5,000 cut for himself when he contacted Popli to advise him of the payment. The VB claims that the contractor recorded the exchange and sent the footage to them.
According to the reports, Wats tried many times to get in touch with Kumar to get the last of the money, but the latter refused. The two cops were taken into custody by the VB after Kumar’s accusation and video footage led them to believe they had committed a crime. The Chandigarh Police charged Popli with violating the Arms Act on June 20 at the Sector 11 Chandigarh police station.
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau notified the police after discovering 41 7.6mm rounds, two.32 bore cartridges, and 30.22 bore cartridges not listed on Sanjay Popli’s weapons licence during a check of his home. On the basis of Sanjay Kumar’s confession and video evidence, the Vigilance Bureau filed a complaint against Popli and Wats for bribing them and obtaining Rs 3.55 lakh.
An anti-corruption helpline number, ‘9501200200,’ was launched by the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) three months ago and has already led to the arrests of its own health minister, former Congress minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, former Congress MLA Joginder Pal and a divisional forest officer, Guramanpreet Singh.