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Former Cop Gurmeet Pinky Exposes mass human rights abuses by Sumedh Saini and Punjab police

Former Punjab police cat Gurmeet Pinky has exposed illegal killings by Ludhiana police during tenure of Sumedh Saini as SSP of Ludhiana. The video is uploaded on YouTube by journalist Kanwar Sandhu that he was witness to at least 50 fake encounters.

Sumedh Saini shunted out as Punjab police chief

Punjab government today removed Sumedh Saini as Punjab police chief. He was replaced by Suresh Arora as Director-General of Police, Punjab.

DGP Sumedh Saini visits Shiv Sena leader Harminder Soni in Amritsar Hospital; Shiv Sena calls for Gurdaspur Bandh

Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Saini reportedly visited a Hospital in Amritsar to meet and know the wellbeing of Hindutva outfit Shiv Sena’s leader Harminder Soni who has shot at by a youth named Kashmir Singh yesterday.

Sikh Prisoners can’t be released, says Sumedh Saini; DGP mis-interpreting the list: Advocate Manjhpur

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur who maintains the list of Sikh political prisoners alleged that by referring repeatedly to all persons included in the list, Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini was attempting to confuse the issue and misguide the people. He said that even a bare sight on the list makes clear that it is a list of all Sikh political prisoners, including under-trials and convicted persons.

Sikh Lawyer responds to Punjab DGP & Punjab Govt. on Sikh Political Prisoners Issue [Special Interview]

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur also rebutted claims of Punjab DGP and Punjab Government regarding list of Sikh Political Prisoners. He explained the list and said that government was using outdated list to create confusion on the issue.

Why discrimination against Sikh political prisoners? Advocate Manjhpur questions Punjab Govt., DGP

Whereas the state government has launched ad-blitzkrieg on the issue of Sikh detainees in jails saying that ‘life imprisonment means imprisonment for entire life and the Sikh political prisoners convicted for imprisonment for life could not be prematurely release, Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur has asked the state government to explain that how some of the cops who were sentenced to imprisonment for life or for less duration, were released much before even completion of their jail terms.

Open Letter to DGP Sumedh Saini by Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur [Sikh Political Prisoners issue]

Sikh lawyer, Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur has rebutted claims of Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini regarding the issue of premature release of Sikh Political Prisoners.

Sikh lawyer rebuts Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini’s claims on Sikh Political Prisoners issue

In a press conference held on 7th January, Punjab Director General of Police Sumedh Saini stressed that a ‘life sentence, means life’ and there was no way to release any convict who is undergoing a life term following a Supreme Court order.

Answer to Press Conference of DGP Sumedh Saini by Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur [Sikh Political Prisoners issue]

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur has rebutted claims of Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini regarding the issue of premature release of Sikh Political Prisoners.

Sikh body lashes out at Badals, Punjab govt. over DGP Sumedh Saini’s statement regarding Sikh political prisoners

Dal Khalsa today asked Punjab’s Chief Minister and home minister Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal to explain to the people as to why the police leadership was "authorized" to speak on their behalf on the issue of Sikh political prisoners.

DGP himself misinformed about number of Sikh political prisoners: Advocate Manjhpur

Advocate JS Manjhpur said that he had issued an updated list of Sikh political prisoners (on Jan. 07) which include names of 83 Sikhs out of which 16 life term convicts have completed their sentence, while one - Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana is facing death sentence but he has also completed minimum mandatory term of life imprisonment.

DGP Sumedh Saini comes to defense of Badals; Says ‘No case for early release in Punjab’

Punjab DGP Sumedh Siani has come to the defense of Badal government in Punjab saying that there were no pending cases of premature release of life term convicts in Punjab. It is notable that Punjab government is under pressure to grant premature release to Sikh political prisoners who are eligible to get ‘premature release’.

SGPC secretly holds Akhand Path for DGP Sumedh Saini in Darbar Sahib complex

Amritsar, Punjab: There are reports in media that the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) organized an Akhand Path Sahib of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji inside the Darbar Sahib complex for well-being of Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini and his family.

DGP Sumedh Saini to oversee Harminder Singh Mintoo’s interrogation in Chandigarh

Jalandhar, Punjab: Media reports say Harminder Singh Mintoo (47), who was arrested few days back from Delhi Airport by the Punjab police, has been shifted from Jalandhar to Chandigarh for further interrogation.

Sumedh Saini case shows accountability is a selective quotient and applied with discrimination in India: Asian Human Rights Commission

In it's statement, the AHRC said that "Saini's case indicates the policing policy of the Indian state. It also strongly suggests that in India, accountability is a selective quotient, applied with discrimination; it depends on from whom the accountability of action and inaction is sought".

Papers in abduction case against DGP Sumedh Saini tampered with: CBI tells court

Chandigarh/ New Delhi (May 04, 2014): In yet another twist in the wrongful confinement and abduction case against Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini, the CBI has alleged apparent tampering of “certified copies” of documents put to the prime witness in the case on behalf of the accused.

Sumedh Saini proceeds on ‘leave’ till May 20; ECI appoints Suresh Arora as Punjab DGP

Election Commission of India (ECI) Thursday (on April 03) cleared the appointment Punjab IPS officer Suresh Arora as Director General of Police Punjab in place of Sumedh Saini, who had sent his request for grant of leave from April 4 to May 20.

Sumedh Saini chapter is still open before Election Commission: says Chief Election Officer Punjab

Bathinda, Punjab (March 13, 2014): As per media reports Election Commission's action regarding complaint against Punjab director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini is still not over. The matter is with the election commission and the commission has to take the decision.

Sumedh Saini addressing the media persons [File Photo]

DGP Sumedh Saini row: Badal government ready with face-saver, says media report

Chandigarh/ Punjab (February 21, 2014): As per certain reports the Punjab Government has quietly chalked a way out of the controversy surrounding Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini, whose transfer has been demanded by the opposition Congress party.

Sumedh Saini addressing the media persons [File Photo]

Move seeking transfer of Sumedh Saini – Chief Election officer yet to take call on report of Punjab Govt.

Chandigarh/ Punjab (February 19, 2014): While Punjab chief electoral officer (CEO) VK Singh is still in the process of informing India's Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath on the fate of Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini after the former received a report from the Punjab government favouring his continuation as police chief during the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has also joined the issue, accusing Saini of being "a Badal loyalist".

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