March 7, 2020 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Gurdaspur: A trial court here today acquitted a case framed by Gurdaspur police against Sikh youths, including a close relative of Shaheed Bhai Jaspal Singh Gurdaspur about seven years ago.
Defence counsel Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) over phone that the court of Additional Sessions Judge Gurdaspur Jatinderpal Singh Khurmi acquitted case FIR No. 83/2013 of police station Purana Shala.
WHAT WERE CHARGES:
Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur informed that the police had filed chargesheet under section 153A of Indian Penal Code, section 25 of Arms Act and sections 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.WHO ARE ACQUITTED:
The court today acquitted all the accused persons in this case.
Those acquitted included Narinderpal Singh, Sukhjinder Singh, Surinder Singh, Harpreet Singh, Gurpreet Singh Harpreet Singh (second), said Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur.
BHAI MINTOO WAS ALSO NAMED:
Notably, the police had also nominated Bhai Harminder Singh Mintoo in this case but the case against him was terminated after his demise in Patiala jail.
POLICE WAS FACING ALLEGATION OF FRAMING SIKH YOUTHS in FAKE CASE:
Notably, the police was already facing allegations of filing this false case against Sikh youth who were relatives of Bhai Jaspal Singh Gurdaspur, who was killed in Punjab police firing on 29 March 2012 at Gurdaspur.
On 6 September 2013 exactly four days after a court reprimanded the state police for its inaction, on Sep 6, Fatehgarh Sahib police announced that it had busted a module by arresting 7 youngsters, who were planning to kill Shiv Sena leader to avenge the murder of Bhai Jaspal Singh Gurdaspur.
A week later, the Gurdaspur police had claimed to unearth another “module” with the arrest 3 persons including Sukhjinder Singh, the close relative of deceased Bhai Jaspal Singh Gurdaspur under the same charges/allegations.
The Sikh groups had maintained that the case was filed to put pressure on the family of Jaspal Singh Gurdaspur to backtrack from proceeding against cops who were responsible for opening fire on Sikhs at Gurdaspur on March 29, 2012.
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