Civic body chief among 32 booked for fake encounter : The Tribune India

Civic body chief among 32 booked for fake encounter

LUDHIANA: The city police have registered a case against SAD leader and Machhiwara Nagar Council president Daljit Singh, his aide Peter and nearly 30 unidentified persons for allegedly threatening a key witness in a double murder case, to turn hostile.



Mohit Khanna

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 9

The city police have registered a case against SAD leader and Machhiwara Nagar Council president Daljit Singh, his aide Peter and nearly 30 unidentified persons for allegedly threatening a key witness in a double murder case, to turn hostile.

The case was registered on the complaint of advocate Pankaj Suri. The complainant said the accused entered his office on January 7 and reportedly threatened Baljit Singh Bunny, a key witness in a double-murder case, of dire consequences if the latter made any statement in the court in connection with a fake encounter case in which two Dalits were killed.

Suri said the accused also threatened Satpal Singh, the father of the two Dalit brothers who were killed in the fake encounter.

Two days ago, Baljit Singh alias Bunny of Takhran village had claimed that he was threatened not to appear in the court. Bunny said he apprehended threat to his life and false implication in the case. He said the opponents made all efforts to stop him from appearing in the court.

“Despite this, I appeared as a witness in the court and revealed the truth,” he said.

He said he and his father were threatened by the Machhiwara council president last evening.

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