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Punjab police anxiously waiting for a glimpse of its former skipper

Punjab police anxiously waiting for a glimpse of its former skipper

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh

Punjab police quest for his former director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini, may end today, if he doesn’t get relief from the top court, he will have to surrender. The state police are relentlessly searching for  its former DGP, after the Punjab and Haryana high court ordered the state police to arrest him in a Multani kidnapping and murder case

On September 8, the high court dismissed his anticipatory bail plea, observing that the same cannot be allowed as there is every likelihood of Saini stifling fair investigation and trial. “The investigating agency has woken up and gathered courage to investigate its own officer and therefore, the vital pieces of evidence which would come handy in leading to various leads would inch towards unraveling this puzzle, which too has baffled the citizenry who are looking upon the justice system as a last resort to get justice,” the high court bench of justice Fatehdeep Singh observed on why Saini’s custodial interrogation is warranted.

Punjab police anxiously waiting for a glimpse of its former skipper. Saini has challenged the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s September 7 order dismissing his anticipatory bail plea in the Multani kidnapping and murder case.

The Supreme Court three-judge Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice R Subhas Reddy and Justice MR Shah will on Tuesday take up an anticipatory bail plea filed by Saini. His bail petition mentions his outstanding service record and eliminating terrorism from Punjab. The Punjab Police have also filed a caveat to pre-empt Saini from getting any ex-parte relief from the top court.

September,15,2020

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