SIT indicts Badals, ex-DGP Saini in Kotkapura case

SIT indicts Badals, ex-DGP Saini in Kotkapura case

Tribune Information Service

Faridkot, February 24

The Particular Investigation Workforce (SIT) probing the Kotkapura police firing case of 2015 on Friday filed a chargesheet in a neighborhood courtroom, indicting SAD chief Sukhbir Badal and former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini as “masterminds”, moreover naming former CM Parkash Singh Badal amongst others.

Who all are named

Ex-CM PS Badal | Sukhbir Badal | Ex-DGP SS Saini | IGP PS Umranangal | Ex-SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma | Ex-DIG AS Chahal | Ex-SSP SS Mann | Ex-SHO Gurdeep Singh

Within the 7,000-page chargesheet, the SIT has additionally indicted IGP Paramraj Singh Umranangal, former SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma, former DIG Amar Singh Chahal, former SSP Sukhminder Singh Mann and former Kotkapura SHO Gurdeep Singh.

Faridkot SSP Harjeet Singh claimed former DGP Saini and Sukhbir Badal had been the masterminds of the conspiracy to illegally use extreme drive on protesters holding a peaceable dharna at Kotkapura on October 14, 2015, leaving many injured.

He alleged that it was a bid to suppress resentment over inaction on the a part of the then state authorities over three sacrilege incidents at Burj Jawahar Singh Wala and Bargari. The SSP stated as per the chargesheet, former CM Badal, Umranangal, Chahal and Sharma facilitated the execution of the conspiracy. Former Faridkot SSP Mann and former Kotkapura SHO Gurdeep Singh had been additionally a part of the plan to distort and conceal details.

“At the least 1,400 pages of the chargesheet give particulars of the culpability of the accused and the remaining 5,600 pages include supportive paperwork and evidences,” he stated.

Earlier, ADGP LK Yadav, the SIT chief, reached Faridkot to submit the chargesheet within the courtroom of Judicial Justice of the Peace 1st Class at present.

The Kotkapura police firing incident passed off on October 14, 2015, following which the police had registered a felony case in opposition to the protesters. Nevertheless, with the change of presidency, a recent FIR below Sections 307, 326, 324, 323, 341, 201, 218, 120B and 34 of the IPC was registered on the Kotkapura metropolis police station on August 7, 2018.

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