Probe planting of narcotics by cops, courtroom orders Khanna SSP

Probe planting of narcotics by cops, courtroom orders Khanna SSP

Authorized Correspondent

Ludhiana, Could 9

“It’s a surprising piece of proof got here on report that individuals, who’re presupposed to carry out the obligation to keep up legislation and order and to arrest accused in such circumstances beneath the NDPS Act are indulging in corrupt practices and after procuring some medicines and crushing to make it powder, plant the identical on the accused for some extraneous causes,” noticed an area courtroom, whereas acquitting an accused in narcotics case.

The Court docket of Extra Periods Decide Amrinder Pal Singh made these observations whereas acquitting the accused in a narcotics case. Instructions had been issued to the SSP, Khanna, to conduct an inquiry in opposition to ASI Darshan Lal, Head Constable Inderjit Singh, Head Constable Lakhwinder Singh, ASI Kimti Lal and in addition different police officers, who had been a part of these corrupt practices to implicate the accused in a false case.

It has been additional directed that if they’re discovered responsible, an FIR be registered in opposition to them beneath related provisions of legislation.

The orders had been pronounced by the courtroom whereas acquitting Jagdeep Singh, alias Completely satisfied, resident of Takhran village, Machhiwara Sahib, in a narcotics case.

Delivering the 42-page judgement, the courtroom held, “From all of the proof adduced by prosecution on report and cross-examination finished on behalf of accused and paperwork produced by accused in his defence, it’s apparently clear that alleged restoration has been planted upon the accused. So, from no stretch of creativeness it may be inferred that accused was present in aware possession of 60 gms of intoxicant powder”.

The accused had filed a writ petition earlier than the Excessive Court docket wherein the State of Punjab, Punjab DGP, Khanna SSP, Macchiwara police station SHO, ASI Kimti Lal and ASI Darshan Lal had been arrayed as respondents, however as an alternative of submitting cancellation report, a challan was introduced and no inquiry was carried out to know the nexus of such officers like ASI Kimti Lal and ASI Darshan Lal and different officers posted within the police station, who in connivance with different police officers had implicated the accused within the current case. So, the accused is ordered to be acquitted from the cost framed in opposition to him, additional noticed the courtroom.

Divulging the small print, defence lawyer Parupkar Singh Ghumman stated a false case in opposition to the accused was registered on the Machhiwara police station on April 12, 2017. As per prosecution, ASI Darshan Lal together with a police social gathering was current at a crossing of Bhattian village. At about 9 pm, a automobile was seen coming from the Adiyana village aspect pushed by the accused. A sign was given to cease the automobile however the accused tried to run away from the spot. He was apprehended on suspicion and 60 gram of intoxicating powder was recovered from his pocket. The prosecution examined 10 witnesses to show its case.

Whereas, the accused produced on report the paperwork exhibiting that following writ petition, the Vigilance Bureau had registered a case in opposition to ASI Kimti Lal, which is pending earlier than the Court docket of Extra Periods Decide Ajit Atri relating to false implication in narcotics case.

“The defence additionally produced one dialog between ASI Kimti Lal, Jagdeep Singh and Harvinder Singh, which pertains to January 5, 2018. All of the individuals had been conversing with one another like buddies, though ASI Kimti Lal was totally conscious that he was speaking to the accused. At one level of time he admitted the truth that some medicines had been recovered and so they weren’t destroyed, neither case was registered. The medicines had been crushed to powder and from the dialog it’s clear that the crushed powder is planted on varied individuals to contain them in NDPS circumstances,” noticed the courtroom.


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