Ludhiana, April 9
Superintendent of the Central Jail Rajeev Arora is in the thick of controversy after Punjabi singer Karan Aujla visited the prison in violation of the security and Covid protocols. Jail Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has ordered an inquiry into the episode and asked ADGP Prisons PK Sinha to submit a report.
Escorted by a police Gypsy, Aujla’s cavalcade of over half a dozen vehicles entered the jail premises yesterday, with the singer’s car stopping right outside the jail’s main gate, where private vehicles are not allowed.
Aujla along with friends then entered the jail without undergoing security checks. Most were not wearing masks and even the jail security staff didn’t ask them to deposit their mobile phones.
After spending some time at the Jail Superintendent’s office, Aujla went to the latter’s residence. The singer had reportedly come to meet drug kingpin Gurdeep Rano of Khanna, who was recently nabbed with drugs worth crores, 13 luxury cars and drug money. The singer has been using Rano’s bungalow in Khanna for shooting songs.
“The singer did not meet any inmate. Rano is lodged in a separate high-security cell. It is an attempt to malign my image,” claimed Arora. — TNS