January 13, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Ludhiana: A Ludhiana court yesterday (on Jan. 12) acquitted Harminder Singh in an Explosives Act case dating back to September 2007. Harminder Singh was framed by Punjab police in eight cases out of which he has been acquitted in seven cases whereas one case is still pending against him. He is currently lodged in Maximum Security Jail in Nabha.
Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur, who represented Harminder Singh in the court of Sessions judge, Ludhiana said that the case was registered by Dakha Police in 2007 under sections 4, 5 and 25 of the Arms & Explosives Act and section 120B for criminal conspiracy, under the Indian Penal Code.
The police version was that an ‘Esteem’ car containing 3.5 Kg RDX explosives, a .315 bore pistol with two live cartridges and a detonator among other weapons, was found.
Police had named some 15 Sikhs in this case and in April 2010 four persons were convicted in this case while nine others acquitted. Harminder Singh was charged in this case after his arrest and he was tried seperately in this case.
Defense council Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur said that the court found that there was no evidence to show that Harminder Singh had anything to do with the weapons and explosives recovered by the police in the car.
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