Behbal Kalan firing: SIT adds abetment section to 2018 FIR
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.