Court declines former DGP Sumedh Saini’s plea for file inspection

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Tribune News Service
Faridkot, January 29

A judicial court here today declined a plea of former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini to allow him to inspect the case file relating to a criminal case registered at the Bajakhana police station in Faridkot on October 21, 2015.

Several police officers, including Saini, have been chargesheeted by the special investigation team (SIT) of the Punjab Police for the alleged killing of two protesters at Behbal Kalan on October 14, 2015.

On January 15, the SIT had named Saini and IGP Paramraj Singh Umranangal as accused in the chargesheet.

Claiming he had been implicated in the case and arraigned as an accused on January 15, Saini, in his application in the court of the Judicial Magistrate here today, said he was not connected with the case and had learnt of the incident only after it had occurred. There was reason to believe his implication in the case was motivated and mala fide, he claimed.

“So that I could seek appropriate legal remedy in this case, it is necessary for me to peruse the record, including the supplementary chargesheet,” Saini had pleaded in his application. However, the court declined relief.

Court declines former DGP Sumedh Saini’s plea for file inspection
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