March 1, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amristar Sahib: The district police on Thursday was able to secure a three days police remand of Sikh political prisoner Harminder Singh Mintoo in a case 2013 on production warrants. The court of Magistrate Ravinder Kaur sent Harminder Singh Mintoo on police remand till 4th March 2018. He was currently lodged at Central Jail, Patiala.
Interestingly, in May 2016 Harminder Singh Mintoo had reached in a court in Amritsar to seek directions commanding the police to proceed against him in this aforesaid case but the police had maintained that he was ‘still in Pakistan’. At that time he was lodged in Maximum Security Jail in Nabha.
An application, dated May 19, 2016, read, “Police authorities are not pursuing the FIR No. 108/2013. It is just necessary and proper that the SHO concerned from E Division PS may kindly be directed to provide the exact and actual status of FIR No. 108/2013 to avoid further harassment to the applicant accused who is languishing in jail from a very long time in various false and frivolous criminal cases.” It further read, “At present, the accused is lodged in maximum security jail, Nabha. Applicant accused has doubt that police of PS E Division, Amritsar, knowingly and wilfully and with an ulterior motive to continue kept the accused behind bars intentionally for long period.”
The order passed by court of Ravi Inder Kaur, on July 7, 2016, reads, “Perusal of the record shows that status report has already been received from PS E Division, Amritsar, which is dated June 1, 2016.”
It further reads, “As per the status report, applicant Harminder Singh alias Mintoo, son of Bikram Singh Rio Village Dali, PS Bhogpur, now resident of Pakistan, has already been declared a proclaimed of-fender by the court of MS. Sushma Devi, JMIC Amritsar, vide order, dated 20/02/2014. In view of the status report, papers are ordered to be con-signed to the record room.” The application was disposed off with these words.
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