SC to listen to ex-Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini’s plea for anticipatory bail on Tuesday

Satya Prakash
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 14

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday take up an anticipatory bail plea filed by former Punjab Director General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini—an accused within the 1991 Balwant Singh Multani homicide case.

Saini’s petition is listed for listening to earlier than a three-judge Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice R Subhas Reddy and Justice MR Shah as merchandise quantity 27.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi is prone to seem for Saini who had moved an anticipatory bail petition within the Supreme Court final week to keep away from his imminent arrest. Police have been conducting raids at numerous hideouts to nab him.

Saini has challenged the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s September 7 order dismissing his anticipatory bail plea within the Multani kidnapping and homicide case.

The Punjab Police have additionally filed a caveat to pre-empt Saini from getting any ex-parte reduction from the highest court docket which is prone to take up his plea subsequent week.

If he doesn’t get reduction from the highest court docket, he must give up.

Multani—a junior engineer with Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation—was allegedly picked up by the police in December 1991 after a terror assault on Saini that killed three policemen. Saini was injured within the assault.

Saini’s troubles began in May, when he was booked at a police station in Mohali together with six others for the alleged kidnapping of Multani in 1991. Murder cost was added in August after two of the accused policemen spilled the beans.

Saini can be dealing with trial in a Special CBI Court in Delhi together with three others for alleged abduction of car 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 car parking zone of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on March 15, 1994, Ashok was allegedly kidnapped from Ludhiana the identical day.

The 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 would possibly affect witnesses. The CBI has sought cancellation of exemption from private look given to him within the case.

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