Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 15
The Supreme Court on Tuesday started listening to on former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini’s petition difficult the September 7 order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court refusing to grant him anticipatory bail within the Multani case.
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi began arguments on behalf of Saini earlier than a three-judge Bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan.
“This is a very serious matter, he is decorated officer…an outstanding officer…a dedicated and hardworking officer who had suffered bullet injuries,” Rohatgi informed the highest courtroom.
“I (Saini) was the then SSP, when I was targeted by terrorists,” Rohatgi submitted.
He mentioned, “Multani was a PO (proclaimed offender) in a case.”
Rohatgi argued that the FIR was registered in a mala fide method in opposition to Saini who’s now retired.
Rohatgi mentioned after Multani escaped from jail, his father filed a habeas corpus petition which was rejected because the state mentioned he escaped. He was declared a proclaimed offender.
He mentioned the High Court had entertained an interim utility by Multani’s father to seek out what occurred to his son. The choose began the matter in an already disposed of matter.
On the state’s attraction, the highest courtroom quashed it, saying the choose had no contemporary materials to order a CBI probe.
However, the highest courtroom mentioned the daddy might nonetheless file a criticism to any applicable authority.
The Punjab authorities submitted that terrorists had made an try to kill the then SSP; Saini was the then SSP, Rohatgi identified.
“How can the plea on a similar subject material be entertained after its disposal? Especially after a 10-year delay,” he puzzled.
“It has been 29 years since Multani escaped. His son has now filed an FIR regarding his father’s disappearance. This FIR was registered on day one in a mala fide fashion,” he mentioned.
Rohatgi mentioned Saini was granted anticipatory bail by the district courtroom. Two co-accused bought bail and turned approvers. Such an anticipatory bail ought to run until the top in view of a current Supreme Court verdict, he added.
He mentioned the state authorities was after Saini as he had filed two chargesheets by which Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh was an accused. “This is why they are after me,” he submitted.