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Posted at: Apr 25, 2019, 7:09 AM; last updated: Apr 25, 2019, 2:46 PM (IST)

21 cops face charges of killing teen in 1993

CBI court discharges SP for lack of proof
21 cops face charges of killing teen in 1993
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Tribune News Service
Mohali, April 24

A CBI court here today discharged former Superintendent of Police Gursharan Singh Bedi, who was booked in connection with the fake encounter of a teenager,  Gurpartap Singh, in 1993.

Gursharan Singh, posted as an Inspector at Tarn Taran police station in 1993, was booked for “wrongfully detaining” the 17-year-old and “fabricating police records”.

Defence counsel Kundan Singh Nagra and Deepak Sood said the court discharged Bedi as the CBI could not produce any concrete proof of his involvement.

However, charges have been framed against 21 other cops. All of them were posted at Tarn Taran and Bhadaur police stations at the time.

As per the chargesheet, Gurpartap Singh was kept in illegal police custody at the CIA complex, Tarn Taran, from October 2 to 23, 1993.

Later, he was kept in illegal custody at the CIA complex, Barnala, and fake records were prepared to show that his police remand had been granted by a court.

Gurpartap was falsely shown to have escaped from police custody on November 2, 1993. He was killed on November 22, but it was falsely shown that an unidentified person had been killed in an encounter with a police team headed by Inspector Sant Kumar.

The body was later identified to be that of Gurpartap Singh.

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