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UP leader innocent in 3-yr-old case: SIT

PK Jaiswar

Press Reporter News Service

Amritsar, June 1

UP Congress chief Sandeep, alias Pintu Tiwari, who was arrested for allegedly serving to a bunch of Punjab gangsters in September 2017, has been discovered “harmless” by a particular investigation workforce (SIT) of the Bureau of Investigations, which is headed by IG (Crime) G Nageshwar Rao.

2017 arrest for ‘aiding’ gangsters

  • UP Congress chief Pintu Tiwari was arrested in 2017 by anti-terror squad for allegedly giving cash and weapons to Punjab gangsters
  • A supplementary challan was offered within the Amritsar trial courtroom, whereas a standing report was submitted within the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket just lately
  • The SIT claimed the cost of Tiwari facilitating gangster Gopi Ghanshampuria’s launch by bribing UP cops couldn’t be established because the UP Police by no means arrested him

Tiwari was arrested by the anti-terror squad of the Punjab Police after a case was registered on this regard with the State Particular Operation Cell (SSOC) right here.

Whereas a supplementary challan was offered within the trial courtroom in Amritsar, a standing report was submitted within the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket just lately. The SIT was fashioned after Pintu’s mom Prema Tiwari approached the DGP claiming he was harmless.

Pintu’s arrest by the Punjab Police workforce, headed by then chief of anti-terrorist squad IG Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, had ruffled many a feather as he was thought of near a prime Congress chief in Delhi.

Following the arrest, the police had claimed Tiwari used to offer logistic assist comparable to cash and weapons to a bunch of Punjab gangsters, moreover providing shelter to another gangsters.

The arrest got here following the mysterious disappearance of gangster Gopi Ghanshampuria, a first-rate suspect within the Nabha jail break case.

It was alleged Tiwari facilitated the discharge of Gopi, who was reportedly arrested by the UP particular process drive. The UP Authorities had held a high-level probe on this regard. After probing the allegations levelled towards him, the SIT discovered Pintu had made telephone calls to sure cops to investigate about Gopi solely on the insistence of a buddy and Congress chief, Harjinder Singh Kahlon, and that he didn’t find out about Gopi on the time.

It identified that although Pintu, Kahlon and one other particular person, Amandeep, had talked about securing Gopi’s launch by paying cash to the UP Police, there was substantial proof to recommend the arrest was not made by the UP Police as per their report. Tiwari was made an accused solely on the idea of name particulars and

social media chatting of the three, it stated.

When Gopi was not arrested by the UP Police, the query of paying them cash didn’t come up, the SIT identified. Additionally, the SSOC failed to put sufficient proof on document to show the allegation. The SIT identified no proof was discovered concerning the allegations of sheltering gangsters, provide of weapons, smuggling medication and making preparations of their keep. The HC has fastened August 27 as the subsequent date of listening to, whereas the trial courtroom will take up

the case on July 2.

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