Kapurthala court frames charges against 7 ac­cused

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - PUNJAB - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

KAPURTHALA:The district and ses­sion court of Kapurthala on Tues­day framed charges against seven ac­cused for mur­der­ing gang­ster Sukhbir Singh Kahlwan, alias Sukha Kahlon in Jan­uary 2015.

The court of ad­di­tional ses­sion judge Jatin­der Walia had framed the charges un­der Sec­tions 302 (mur­der), 353 (crim­i­nal force to de­ter pub­lic ser­vant from dis­charge of his duty), 379 (theft) 148 (ri­ot­ing, armed with deadly weapon), 186 (ob­struct­ing pub­lic ser­vant in dis­charge of pub­lic func­tions), 120B (crim­i­nal con­spir­acy) and the Arms Act against the seven ac­cused.

The ac­cused are Gur­jeet Singh alias Baba, Ran­jeet Singh Ghuggi, Pav­i­tar Singh, Karamjit Singh alias Saab, Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, Ra­man­deep Singh alias Premi and Kul­preet Singh alias Neeta Deyol.

Heavy se­cu­rity was de­ployed out­side the district court com­plex dur­ing hear­ing. Sukha Kahlon was gunned down by at least 14 as­sailants, who even filmed the act.The as­sailants danced around the body in front of po­lice­men at Phag­wara on Jan­uary 22, 2015, when cops were tak­ing him back to Nabha jail af­ter hear­ing.

Re­main­ing ac­cused, in­clud­ing gang­ster Vicky Gounder, Tirath Dhilwan, Prema Lahoria were de­clared pro­claimed of­fend­ers.

JUDGE DE­CLARES RE­MAIN­ING AC­CUSED, IN­CLUD­ING GANG­STER VICKY GOUNDER, TIRATH DHILWAN, PREMA LAHORIA, AND FOUR OTH­ERS AS PRO­CLAIMED OF­FEND­ERS IN THE CASE

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Sukha Kahlon

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