Tribune News Service
Amritsar, November 25
The local court rejected the bail plea of Paramjit Singh, the personal assistant of a Congress MLA who along with a cop and three others were booked for abetment to suicide after a goldsmith Sukhwinder Singh ended his life around two weeks ago.
The police had arrested one person Harbhajan Singh, a jeweller, in this regard while remaining suspects, including Paramjit Singh and ASI Narinder Singh, were yet to be arrested. Paramjit’s bail was rejected on Wednesday.
Sukhwinder had committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance at a hotel room. In a suicide note, he had accused Paramjit, ASI Narinder Singh, Harbhajan Singh and his two sons in the case. The police said the accused and their family members were absconding since the incident and raids were on at their suspected hideouts to arrest them.
“The police teams had conducted raids at Tarn Taran and Chandigarh besides several other places in Punjab, but they were still evading arrest,” said Prabhjot Singh, SHO Division B police station here.
“The police were investigating the case on merit and no political influence is there. We have also nominated Sukhwinder Singh, a relative of the accused Harbhajan Singh, who was opening his shop. He was booked for helping and sheltering suspects,” he said. He said the role of ASI Narinder Singh was still being verified.
The incident has evoked sharp criticism and protest by the opposition as SAD leader held dharna demanding their immediate arrest.
Though the police were yet to arrest them, another local resident had accused Paramjit and several other residents of the area of harassment and even threatening to commit suicide. Prabhjot Singh had a property dispute with his relatives. In the videos circulated on social media, he said Paramjit Singh along with his relatives were threatening and harassing him over his property.
However, the police authorities said the police team immediately swung into action and reached his house. He was counselled and warned against taking such an action as the matter was in court. “It was an old video which he circulated following a verbal duel over a minor issue,” the SHO said. He said we have recorded his statement.
Goldsmith suicide case
Sukhwinder Singh (in pic) had committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance at a hotel room. In the suicide note, he had accused Paramjit, ASI Narinder Singh, Harbhajan Singh and his two sons in the case. The police said the accused and their family members were absconding since the incident and raids were on at their suspected hideouts to arrest them.
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