Chandigarh, July 18
Less than a month after Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala’s manager Shagan Preet Singh filed an anticipatory bail plea in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Anoop Chitkara on Monday dismissed the plea.
Punjab Police had earlier submitted that there was sufficient prima facie evidence revealing that he was the “main conspirator” in last year’s murder of Youth Akali Dal leader Vicky Middukhera.
In its status report placed before Justice Chitkara’s Bench, DSP Sukhnaaz Singh said, “In view of the facts and circumstances, it is evident that there is sufficient prima facie evidence on record which reveals that the petitioner is the main conspirator, who hatched conspiracy with (accused) Gaurav Patial for eliminating Vicky Middukhera.”
Seeking directions for dismissing the plea, the DSP said the petitioner’s custodial interrogation was required for divulging details “as to on whose behalf he hatched the conspiracy”.
The case will come up for hearing before Justice Chitkara on Thursday.
Alleging false implication in the case registered at Mataur police station in Mohali in August last year after Middukhera’s ‘murder’, Shagan Preet Singh had contended that he was neither named in the FIR, nor his role surfaced during the investigation conducted for eight months.
Shagan Preet Singh had, in his anticipatory bail, also claimed “serious threat” from alleged gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar.
Punjab and Haryana High Court dismisses anticipatory bail plea by Sidhu Moosewala's manager