A United Kingdom-based NRI has claimed ‘spying chips’ were installed in his body. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sent his plea requesting the removal of the chips to the Punjab government who forwarded it to the Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner. He would now be examined at Jalandhar’s Army hospital. He has returned to India 3 years ago.
Harinder Pal, who hails from Sansarpur known as India’s hockey nursery, is the son of Indian Olympic hockey player and Arjuna awardee Jagjit Singh, said he had requested the MHA to get the chips removed. The MHA referred the issue to the Punjab government, which then forwarded it to Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner K K Yadav. “This case was referred to us by the State home department”, Yadav said.
Narrating his bizarre-sounding story, Singh claimed, “I went to UK in 1987 at the age of 15 with my grandmom. One day, I was sleeping in my room and some plainclothes policemen made me unconscious and got instruments installed in my body”. He further claimed, “In 1996, my nearly four-year-old daughter died in an accident, which was changed into murder. I was convicted for it and sentenced to 15 years. After completing my jail term on February 13, 2013, I was deported’’.