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Kotkapura case: SIT grills ex-DGP Sumedh Singh Saini for 4 hrs

Jupinderjit Singh

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, Might 31

Just below a month of its formation, the ADGP LK Yadav-led particular investigation crew into the Kotkapura police firing incident right now questioned former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini for 4 hours on the Punjab Police Officers’ Institute, Chandigarh.

Requested to disclose sequence of occasions

  • The SIT requested officers concerning the sequence of occasions resulting in the firing incident, apart from who gave orders to open fireplace on the mob protesting sacrilege incidents, say sources
  • The SIT was shaped on the orders of the HC after it dissolved the five-member SIT, together with IG Kunwar Vijay Pratap because the lead investigator

Within the marathon sitting, the SIT, together with Ludhiana Police Commissioner Rakesh Aggarwal and Faridkot DIG Surjit Singh, additionally questioned then ADGP (Regulation and Order) Rohit Chaudhary and ADGP IPS Sahota, who headed the Bureau of Investigation on the time of the incident in October 2015.

The questioning got here on a day when a number of Congress MLAs and ministers appeared earlier than a celebration committee in New Delhi to resolve the continuing discontent inside the state unit. Quite a few MLAs, led by former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, had been focusing on the Capt Amarinder authorities over its failure to supply justice within the Kotkpaura and Behbal Kalan police firing and sacrilege incidents. The state authorities is underneath strain to indicate end result within the police investigation as a consequence of authorized and political requirements. The Excessive Courtroom has ordered completion of probe inside six months. Politically, the state authorities is underneath strain each from Opposition and Congress leaders.

The SIT had summoned the officers yesterday. A discover was pasted exterior the Saini’s residence yesterday, stated sources.

Quite a few different officers, together with suspended IG Paramraj Singh Umranangal, had been additionally current on the institute. The SIT, nonetheless, couldn’t query them because the quizzing of the three prime officers went on for hours. Whereas Chaudhary and Sahota had been questioned for round three hours, Saini was grilled for practically 4 hours. He could be summoned once more as he didn’t reply to all queries, stated a supply. Sources stated the officers had been requested concerning the sequence of occasions resulting in the firing, apart from who gave the orders to open fireplace on the mob that was protesting a sequence of sacrilege incidents. The SIT had final week questioned a variety of civilians related to the case. They had been listed as non-public witnesses.

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