On Thursday, Punjab Police SP Salwinder Singh surrendered and was arrested for rape charges. The case was registered against Singh by the Gurdaspur police in August 2016.
Singh also faces a Punjab Police enquiry for sexual harassment, following a complaint by five policewomen. Additionally, Singh was accused of bigamy by a woman from Tanda town in Hoshiarpur district. She had also alleged that Singh had a teenage son with her.
Singh was in the spotlight after he alleged that he was abducted by Pakistani terrorists who later attacked the Pathankot Air Force base using his SUV early in January 2016. He was questioned by National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials over his abduction claims following inconsistencies in his version of the abduction and that of his two companions, but was eventually given a clean chit by the NIA.
(With inputs from media reports.)