May 21, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: In pursuance of Supreme Court of India’s order, it is expected that Hardeep Singh Shera – one the persons arrested and accused by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in various cases, will be shifted out of Punjab today. He was confined in a jail in Bathinda and sources revelaed that he may be shifted to Tihar jail in Delhi today.
It is notable that on May 7 the Supreme Court of India (SCI) order the cases of Hardeep Singh Shera, Ramandeep Singh Bagga, Jagtar Singh Jaggi Johal and others to be shifted to a NIA court in Delhi and transfer the arrested persons from Punjab’s jails to Tihar Jail in Delhi.
The SCI had grounded its decision on an “assumption” that ‘several witnessed have been shot dead’ in these cases, however, a fact check does not endorse SCI’s version.
Defence lawyers told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that there was not even a single incident of any witness facing any sort of problem from the side of arrested person. “Instead a witness had committed suicide alleging that he was being forced by the NIA to depose as eye-witness against the arrested persons even after clarifying that he had visited the spot of occurence after the incident had happened and he did not see the incident happening”, said Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur, who was defending Hardeep Singh Shera and Ramandeep Singh Bagga in Special NIA court at Mohali before the proceedings were stayed by the SCI.
Shera’s lawyer further stated that they have filed a review petition against SCI’s order.