Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 21
In additional hassle for former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Friday added Section 302 of the IPC within the case of disappearance of a former CITCO worker, Balwant Singh Multani.
As per the court docket orders, the SIT has given three days prior discover to Saini after including Section 302 to the FIR.
The SIT’s motion got here when Mohali court docket gave it permission so as to add Section 302 of the IPC after two former UT cops, Inspector Jagir Singh and Assistant Sub Inspector Kuldeep Singh, yesterday recorded their assertion earlier than the court docket underneath Section 164 of the CrPC, on turning approver within the disappearance case.
The two former UT cops have additionally claimed of their assertion within the court docket to have been eyewitnesses to the torture to Multani underneath custody of former DGP Saini and later shifting him in a Gypsy in an unconscious state. They additionally alleged that later they have been informed that Multani went lacking.
The two cops have been additionally allegedly requested to declare Multani as lacking and absconded, following the orders of DGP which they did, they alleged earlier than the court docket.
Earlier, three former UT cops, Inspector Jagir Singh, Sub Inspector Harsahai Sharma and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Kuldeep Singh had filed an software within the court docket searching for permission to show approver and be pardoned within the ongoing probe in opposition to them within the Multani case.
However, the court docket of CJM on August 7 turned down their plea for the need to method from the correct channel — that’s the investigating company the Special Investigating Team (SIT) — which may make a request to the court docket tendering for pardon for the accused.
The SIT with the assist of particular public prosecutor Sartej Singh Narula and district lawyer Sanjiv Batra on August 14 had moved an software on behalf of the three accused to declare them approver after which the court docket declared two out of three as approvers.
Inspector Jagir Singh can also be co-accused together with Inspector Anokh Singh in one other FIR registered at Kharar Sadar police station on July 27 on prices of fabricating the evidences booked underneath Section 195-A (fabricating proof) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the grievance of Kharar (Sadar) station home officer, Inspector Sukhvir Singh.
Anokh Singh and Jagir Singh are additionally co-accused within the earlier FIR registered at Mataur police station in opposition to former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini.
Inspector Anokh Singh was arrested by Mohali police in opposition to recent FIR and after taking him on three days police remand, he was despatched to judicial custody. Anokh Singh and Jagir Singh are out on bail on this case.