Investigation

After the validity of enquiry, a case is proposed to be registered by the Enquiry Officer to the concerned authorities. The authorities approve either the proposal or validate the proposal via Legal Wing. If not proposed to be dropped, registration of a case is approved by the concerned authorities, if considered appropriate and marked it to the subsequent Investigation Officer (I.O).

The ACE police station launches the F.I.R and the case rests to the marked Investigation Officer. The next step is the collection of evidences to prove the validity of case conducted by the investigation officer. Meanwhile, concerned parties are summoned and questioned. Place of the crime is observed, if required. Witnesses are collected and oral, documentary and circumstantial evidences are charted down. The Investigation Officer furnishes his final report to the concerned authorities with a proposal of either to drop or departmental action or judicial action. The concerned authorities again validate it via Legal Wing, if consider appropriate and approval/disapproval of proposal is given.

Upon completion of the investigation if allegations are not established, the case is dropped under the orders of the competent authority, under Rule-6 Sub Rule 6 of the Punjab Anti Corruption Establishment Rules, 2014. And if after investigation, it is found that prosecution is not called for but sufficient material is available on record to establish that certain irregularities have been committed by the accused public servant calling for departmental action, under the same rule. Thus, the case is referred to the departmental authority for necessary proceedings under PEEDA Act, 2006. However, the outcome the investigation is to be submitted in the court of Special Judge, Anti Corruption, in term of section 173 Cr. P.C.