Chandigarh, September 10
The Special Investigation Team of Punjab Police on Thursday carried out raids in Himachal Pradesh and Delhi to nab former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini who’s dealing with arrest within the 1991 Balwant Singh Multani disappearance case.
However, the previous Director-General of Police remained elusive.
The officers on Wednesday had mentioned that they had carried out raids at residences of the associates of Saini at numerous locations, together with Hoshiarpur and Mohali in Punjab, Dabwali and Sirsa in Haryana, and Delhi.
Saini, whose whereabouts had been nonetheless unknown, was booked in May in reference to the disappearance of Multani in 1991 when he was working as a junior engineer with Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday had dismissed Saini’s anticipatory bail plea on this matter.
The bench of Justice Fateh Deep Singh had additionally dismissed Saini’s second petition that sought quashing of the FIR (first info report) within the case or the switch of investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Saini had approached the excessive court docket after his bail plea was dismissed by a Mohali court docket on September 1.
The police had final month added homicide cost beneath Section 302 of the IPC within the FIR in Multani’s disappearance case after two former Chandigarh police personnel — former UT police inspector Jagir Singh and former ASI Kuldeep Singh, who’re additionally co-accused — turned approver within the disappearance case.
On September 3, the Punjab Police claimed that Saini had “absconded” whereas forsaking the Z plus safety allotted to him.
Saini had left his Chandigarh residence with out Punjab Police safety personnel and safety autos, together with a jammer automobile.
Multani, a resident of Mohali, was picked up by police after the terrorist assault on Saini, who was then the senior superintendent of police in Chandigarh, in 1991. However, the police had later claimed that Multani had escaped from police custody of Qadian Police in Gurdaspur.
Saini and 6 others had been booked on the grievance of Balwant Multani’s brother, Palwinder Singh Multani, who’s a resident of Jalandhar.
The case was registered towards them beneath Sections 364 (kidnapping or abducting to be able to homicide), 201 (inflicting disappearance of proof of offence), 344 (wrongful confinement), 330 (voluntarily causes harm) and 120 (B) (felony conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code at Mataur police station in Mohali. PTI