Punjab IAS officer son killed during vigilance search
kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
As per initial reports, it was alleged that Kartik Popli, son of IAS officer Sanjay Popli has killed himself, when a vigilance bureau team reached his house at Chandigarh. whereas the family alleged that vigilance officers shoot him and killed him.
Sanjay Popli, IAS who was arrested by the Punjab vigilance Bureau in a graft case.
As per the family members of Sanjay Popli, today, a team of vigilance bureau officials reached his house, where they had heated arguments with his son Kartik.
Kartik Popli allegedly shot himself in the head with his father’s pistol.
As per family members Kartik is 27 years old and a practicing lawyer. He is also a member of Bar Council.
” Kartik Popli might have killed himself in a fit o rage as he is feeling humiliated with the behavior of vigilance officials” said an officer on the condition of anonymity.
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Monday night (June 21,2022) arrested director, pensions, Sanjay Popli, 2008-batch Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer in a corruption case. He was was arrested in a bribery case pertaining to allotment of tenders when he was posted as the chief executive officer of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board.
Within 24 hours of his arrest in a corruption case, Punjab IAS officer Sanjay Popli got into more trouble when a fresh FIR lodged against him under the Arms Act. Vigilance Bureau officials found unaccounted live cartridges from his house during searches today. They found 73 bullets (41 of 7.65 bore, 30 of .22 bore and two of .32 bore) from his house.