Former DGP Saini named accused in Kotkapura case

Balwant Garg

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, October 10

A special investigation team (SIT) probing police firing incidents has named former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini as an accused in the Kotkapura case. It sent a letter in this regard to the Kotkapura police today. On September 27, the Bajakhana police in Faridkot had named Saini as an accused in the Behbal Kalan police firing incident. The SIT has already filed three charge-sheets in the Kotkapura case. The first one against IGP. PS Umranangal and former SSP Charanjit Sharma was filed in May last year and the second in June 2019 in which six persons, including former Akali MLA Mantar Brar, were named as accused. In the third charge-sheet, the SIT named then SHO and DSP, Kotkapura. He was accused of tampering with evidence. As per the charge-sheet, the police action on protesters was the result of a conspiracy hatched by politicians and senior police officers in connivance with the dera chief.

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