Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket grants bail to DSP in NDPS case
Chandigarh, February 7
The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket has granted bail to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Lakhbir Singh and two others in a case registered in June final 12 months beneath provisions of the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act on the Bhikhiwind police station in Tarn Taran district.
Lakhbir Singh has been a member of the particular investigation staff probing the case associated to the sacrilege at Bargari and at Burj Jwahar Singh Wala in Faridkot district. Showing earlier than Justice Gurvinder Singh Gill’s Bench, senior counsel HS Brar and advocates Gaurav Dutta and Sumeet Pal Singh Sidhu contended on Lakhbir Singh’s behalf that the DSP was a sufferer of departmental jealousies.
Justice Gill’s Bench was additionally advised about “disclosure statements” in opposition to him that some cash was to be paid for extending safety to an accused. Aside from the identical, there was no different proof to attach him with the “alleged allegations” of drug-peddling or any sort of unlawful safety to the accused.
Amongst different issues, Justice Gill noticed that the courtroom in any case couldn’t lose sight of the truth that petitioner Lakhbir Singh had additionally been behind bars for the previous practically seven months. The conclusion of the trial was more likely to devour time because it had not even commenced. As many as 37 prosecution witnesses had been cited.