March 22, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Faridkot/Chandigarh: Faridkot District and Sessions Judge Harpal Singh on Wednesday (March 20) dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of former SAD (Basal) MLA Mantar Singh Brar in a case related to Saka Kotkapura 2015.
Mantar Singh Hear who was MLA from Kotkapura, is one of the accused in the case of unprovoked police firing on protesters at Kotkapura in October 2015. The protest was against incident of beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib in Bargari.
Accusing him of playing a pivotal role in instigating the police in opening firing on the protesters, the SIT alleged that the exchange of 157 phone calls between Brar, the CM office, DGP office, ministers and local police officials on the night before firing incidents clearly indicated that he was a commanding influence on the police and did not let the doctors in government hospitals give treatment to the injured persons. Due to this alleged influence of Brar, doctors did not prepare medico-legal reports of the injured and the police desist from taking cognisance of their complaint.
Defence lawyer had put forward defence pleas against SIT argument but SIT insisted that Mantar Singh Brar’s custodial interrogation was required as he had hid the truth during his earlier appearances before the investigating team of SIT.
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Related Topics: Incidents Beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib, Kotkapura Incident, Mantar Singh Brar, Punjab Politics, Saka Behbal Kalan 2015, Saka Kotkapura 2015, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), SIT on Bargari Beadbi Case and Behbal Kalan Police Firing