Be­hbal Kalan fir­ing: SIT adds abet­ment sec­tion to 2018 FIR

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTPUNJAB - HT Correspond­ent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­

FARIDKOT: The spe­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tion team (SIT) prob­ing the 2015 Be­hbal Kalan po­lice fir­ing case on Sun­day added Sec­tion 109 (pun­ish­ment of abet­ment if the act abet­ted is com­mit­ted in con­se­quence and where no ex­press pro­vi­sion is made for its pun­ish­ment) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code (IPC) to the first in­for­ma­tion re­port (FIR) reg­is­tered in 2018.

Mean­while, the court of duty mag­is­trate Aman­deep Kaur sent ad­vo­cate So­hail Singh Brar and Moga-based car dealer Pankaj Bansal to three-day po­lice cus­tody for their al­leged role in fab­ri­cat­ing ev­i­dence.

The SIT ar­rested Bansal, a for­mer wit­ness in the case, for al­legedly help­ing some po­lice­men de­lib­er­ately fire at and leave bul­let marks on the es­cort ve­hi­cle of Cha­ran­jit Singh Sharma, for­mer Moga se­nior su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice and an ac­cused in the case. Brar was ar­rested on June 16 un­der sim­i­lar charges.

District at­tor­ney Ra­jnish Goyal, who ap­peared for SIT, told the court that new facts emerg­ing dur­ing Brar’s in­ter­ro­ga­tion led to Bansal’s ar­rest. Po­lice re­mand was re­quired for “Brar and Bansal to dig out the names of all con­spir­a­tors,” the district at­tor­ney added.

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