Multani case: SIT summons Punjab ex-DGP Sumedh Saini again on Wednesday

Had appeared before SIT on Monday

Multani case: SIT summons Punjab ex-DGP Sumedh Saini again on Wednesday

Former DGP Sumedh Saini coming out after appearing before SIT in 7 Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service 

Mohali, September 29 

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has issued summons to former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini to appear before it at Mataur police station at 11 am on Wednesday in connection with alleged kidnapping and murder case Balwant Singh Multani.

The SIT had sent the notice through a messenger at the Saini’s house in Sector 20, Chandigarh, the copies of which have also been sent to his counsels.

Pertinently, former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini had appeared before the SIT on Monday to join the investigation in the 29-year-old abduction and murder of CITCO employee Balwant Singh Multani, in Mohali.  

According to police sources the SIT had asked around 200 to 250 question from Saini which included “where he lived after his bail application was rejected besides revealing the names of places and persons he lived with”. He was also questioned about as to how and where the body of the junior engineer Balwant Singh Multani was disposed of. The team had also told him to say about the two former UT cops who had become approvers in the case.

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier former Inspector Jagir Singh and ASI Kuldep Singh also co-accused with Saini became approvers and were granted pardon in the case. Then, another person who was in the lockup along with Multani also became approver.

Saini was facing arrest in the case after the SIT added Section 302 of the IPC to the FIR registered against him when two co-accused turned approvers and deposed against Saini of being eyewitness to the inhumane torture given to Multani at Sector 17 police station. Saini and six other police officers were booked in a 29-year-old case of alleged abduction, torture and stage-managed elimination of Balwant Singh Multani, son of former IAS officer Darshan Singh Multani. 

Balwant, the victim, was accused of carrying out an attack on Saini when he was the Chandigarh SSP on December 11, 1991. He, along with Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, convict in a Delhi bomb blast case, and two others, was booked but the police later claimed Balwant escaped from the custody of Qadian, Gurdaspur, police.

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