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‘Justice for Sippy’ protest reaches Delhi

Victim’s family members detained near Prime Minister’s residence
‘Justice for Sippy’ protest reaches Delhi
Slain lawyer Sippy’s family members hold a silent protest near the Prime Minister’s residence in Delhi. A Tribune Photograph

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 24

The protest seeking justice for slain lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu, alias Sippy (34), has reached New Delhi. Family members of the victim staged a silent protest near the Prime Minister’s residence. However, before they could reach outside the Prime Minister’s residence, the Delhi Police detained them.

The victim’s mother, Narinder Kaur, younger brother Jippy Sidhu and Prabhloch Singh, founder of Human Rights Protection Group, were among those who participated in the “Justice for Sippy’ protest.

Jippy said they had informed the Prime Minister’s security about the silent protest through an email. In reply, they had been told that a group of not more than 15 members could stage a silent protest. However, before they could reach the Prime Minister’s residence, they were detained. “We were taken to the Pancharipuri police station and detained for around two hours,” he said.

Sippy, son of a senior lawyer and grandson of a retired Judge, was shot dead at a park in Sector 27 on September 20. Four bullets were pumped into his body.

Before leaving home on the fateful day, Sippy had reportedly told his mother that he was going to meet his female friend. The police had questioned several friends of Sippy, including a High Court Judge’s daughter, in connection with the murder case.

For the past few weeks, the victim’s family has been protesting against the police failure to crack the case.

Kin to meet Rajnath today

The victim’s kin will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday and submit a representation to him demanding justice. 

MP Kirron offers support

Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher has also assured the victim’s family of full support in connection with the case. 

CFSL fails to unlock iPhone

The CFSL, Sector 36, has failed to unlock Sippy’s iPhone. The phone was deposited with the CFSL for cracking its code so that stored data, including messages and phone numbers, could be accessed.


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