Tribune News Service
Mohali, September 18
In a 26-year-old case of abduction and disappearance of a Patiala youth, the CBI special court here today awarded six-year sentence to a retired inspector and one-year term to a former constable of the Punjab Police.
The court pronounced six-year term to retired Inspector Joginder Singh under Section 365 (kidnapping) and two years under Section 344 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). A fine of Rs 25,000 has also been imposed on the convict.
Meanwhile, ex-Constable Jagjit Singh has been convicted for a year under Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence on giving false information) and 212 of the IPC. Jagjit, however, was later released on probation with a surety of Rs 10,000.
The victim, Gurinder Singh, was in his 20s when he was picked up by the police.
In its order, the court held that Joginder Singh, the then incharge of the Patiala police station, was required to act as per law but he not only abducted Gurinder but also kept him in illegal custody.
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