Behbal firing: Give challan papers to accused: Court

Order after ex-SSP’s plea | Prosecutor says tactic to delay trial

Behbal firing: Give challan papers to accused: Court

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, October 12

After a six-month 'tussle' between former SSP Charanjit Sharma, an accused in the Behbal Kalan police firing case, and the prosecution over the supply of some documents, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Faridkot, has directed the prosecution to provide these documents to Sharma.

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On April 2, 2021, Sharma had moved an application demanding copies of three supplementary challans presented by the police against accused Paramraj Singh Umranangal, Sumedh Singh Saini, Bikramjit Singh, Amarjit Singh Kular, Suhail Singh Brar and Pankaj Bansal.

While Charanjit Sharma claimed he was not supplied any documents which were required for preparation of the case, the public prosecutor for the state claimed the copies of the documents were already supplied to the accused. Rather, the accused was moving one after another application only to delay the trial, alleged the prosecution.

The only motive of and intention of the accused to submit the application was to cause a delay in the trial. By moving such an application, he was creating hurdles in the smooth trial of the case and delivery of justice, the prosecution alleged.

However, Sharma said as all the challans in the cases were interconnected and there were allegations of conspiracy and abetment against all the accused, all the further evidence collected by the investigating agency was part and parcel of the said supplementary challans, and the accused were entitled to get the copies of supplementary challans. Sharma had demanded the court to direct the prosecution to supply him 27 documents which were part of the supplementary challans.

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