1994 kidnapping case: Will SS Saini get exemption from look in CBI particular court docket

Satya Prakash
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 9

Former Punjab Director General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini’s authorized troubles are getting compounded day-by-day.

Barely two days after the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed his anticipatory bail plea within the 1991 Multani kidnapping and homicide case, a 26-year-old case of abduction and disappearance in opposition to him is arising for listening to within the nationwide capital earlier than a CBI Special Court on Thursday.

Saini has no safety from arrest within the FIR registered in opposition to him for alleged unlawful abduction, detention, torture and custodial demise of Balwant Singh Multani in December 1991.

He has the choice of shifting the Supreme Court or surrendering earlier than the trial court docket or the police. The state can provoke the method to declare him a proclaimed offender.

In Delhi, Saini is dealing with trial together with three others for alleged abduction of vehicle businessman Vinod Kumar, his brother-in-law Ashok Kumar and their driver Mukhtiyar Singh.

While Vinod and Mukhtiyar had been picked up by the police from the parking zone of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on March 15, 1994, Ashok was allegedly kidnapped from Ludhiana the identical day.

The CBI has already filed an utility searching for cancellation of exemption from private look given to Saini. Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal is prone to take up the CBI’s plea on Thursday.

After the rejection of Saini’s anticipatory bail plea by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Multani homicide case, even the complainant was prone to search his private look.

This prison case was registered in opposition to Saini and others by CBI on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on March 24, 1994. It was transferred to Delhi by the Supreme Court in 2004 after Vinod’s mom Amar Kaur expressed apprehension that Saini being a senior IPS officer may affect witnesses.

Kaur—who waged a 24-year authorized battle for her misplaced son—had deposed in a wheelchair in opposition to Saini earlier than a Delhi court docket. She died right here on December 12, 2017.

CBI Superintendent of Police Dharampal Singh who probed a kidnapping case in opposition to Saini had in July 2019 turned hostile and refused to assist the prosecution case.

Earlier, Justice Rajive Bhalla, a former Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, had appeared earlier than the CBI Special Court as a prosecution witness. Justice Bhalla was counsel for Vinod — one of many three lacking males feared murdered, earlier than his elevation to the Bench as an HC Judge.

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