Monday, September 18, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


M A I N   N E W S

Paramour outwits husband
From K.S. Ahluwalia

KAPURTHALA, Sept 17 ó A lover, his beloved and her three children are at large.
Satnam Singh (30) of Saidowal village falling under Kotwali police station was working as a tractor driver for Balwinder Singh at Aur village in Nawanshahr district and was staying in his house. During his stay, he allegedly developed illicit relations with Balwinderís wife Charanjit Kaur, a mother of three children.

In April he eloped with Charanjit Kaur, along with her three children, following which Balwinder Singh got a case registered with the police in May.

The Jalandhar police recovered Charanjit Kaur and her three children from Mand village in Jalandhar and produced her before the Judicial Magistrate where she said she had gone with Satnam Singh willingly. When she said she wanted to go with her husband, she and her children were handed over to Balwinder Singh.

Satnam Singh, however, hatched a conspiracy with his seven friends and went to the court to get her back.

On August 3, Balbir Singh of Booh under Kotwali police station of Kapurthala district filed a complaint under Section 97, CrPC, in the court of Mr N.S. Batth, SDM (Kapurthala). Posing as the brother of Charanjit Kaur he sought the issuance of a search warrant, alleging that she was not safe, with Balwinder.

After recording the evidence, the SDM issued a warrant for the search of Balwinderís house and for the recovery of Charanjit Kaur from his custody.

Balwinder told newspersons today that on August 5, Satnamís friends along with a police party came to the village. He alleged that first Bhago, a friend of Satnam Singh, came to his house and took him to the bus stand. Knowing that Balwinder was not in the house, Satnamís other accomplices along with the police entered his house and took away Charanjit Kaur and her children.

She and her children were produced before the SDM at his residence on August 6. Being a Sunday, Mr Baath after recording the statements of Charanjit Kaur, Balbir Singh and Santokh Singh, a former sarpanch of Khanpur village, handed over Charanjit Kaur and her children to Balbir Singh. Balwinder said Balbir Singh in turn handed them over to Satnam Singh. They had been missing ever since.

He said he visited the SDM and narrated the entire story to him.

Balbir was asked to come on August 8 but when neither he nor Charanjit Kaur appeared in the court, the SDM got suspicious and asked the DSP (City) to register a case against Balbir and others.

Mr Iqbal Singh, DSP, said a case under Sections 419, 420, 205, 465, 468, 467, 120-B, IPC, had been registered against Balbir, his father Sadhu Singh, Santokh Singh, his son Rajpal Singh, Sukhdeep Kaur, Balwinder Singh and Sukhwinder Singh.

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